Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout

Author:   Joanna Cannon ,  Francesca Barrie
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
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9781788160575


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   26 September 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout


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'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains...and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor.' In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her own story as a junior doctor, and the stories of many others like her, facing the extraordinary and sometimes daunting landmarks along the way: from the first shock of holding another person's life in your hands, to moments of crisis and loss. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this book will bring this tension to life with vivid, human stories, and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us - as well as crucial lessons on mental health at work for all of us.

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Author:   Joanna Cannon ,  Francesca Barrie
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Imprint:   Wellcome Collection
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 20.40cm
Weight:   0.264kg
ISBN:  

9781788160575


ISBN 10:   1788160576
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   26 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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I tore through Breaking and Mending... frank, emotional and compassionate -- David Nicholls One of the most beautiful books you will ever read -- Kate Mosse Joanna Cannon's powerful, moving memoir of her time as a junior doctor is so good. -- Nina Stibbe Now a best-selling writer, Cannon's stories of her time as a junior doctor explore how humans can give each other hope and compassion in even the darkest of moments. -- Jameela Jamil * Stylist * Before she became a novelist, Cannon worked as a doctor. Here, she recalls her days on the wards in the most moving way. -- Anna Bonet * Red * This raw and emotional memoir ... is full of depth and insight, and made me so grateful to all those who work in healthcare. -- Nina Pottell * Prima * Powerful, shocking and intimate all at the same time -- John Boyne A deeply moving, thought-provoking memoir written with true compassion and intelligence -- Nathan Filer All doctors should read this - and patients too. Emotionally wise and beautifully written -- Jill Mansell Praise for Joanna Cannon: Powerful and profound * Guardian * Compassionate, thoughtful and tender * Observer * Profoundly human -- Erin Kelly Phenomenal -- Miranda Dickinson Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure - no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does * Emerald Street * Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe -- Marian Keyes In Breaking and Mending, [Joanna Cannon] brings her literary talents to her previous career in a memoir brimming with her trademark compassion and psychological insight. ... What sets Cannon's book apart is not just its humanity and wisdom but the novelist's keen observational eye. Cannon is a chronicler both of the human condition and the quotidian details - the clothes, the tics, the sights, sounds, smells and ephemera - which speak to who we are. -- Hannah Beckerman * Observer * The story of the struggling NHS has been told in several excellent books recently, and this is among the best. We need to listen. -- Katy Guest * The Guardian *


Praise for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: 'Full of humour and careful depictions of everyday suffering, this is not so much a mystery novel as an investigation into the wealth of secrets and heartbreak that even the most commonplace street can hold' -- Emma Healey * Guardian * A quirky, moving and beautifully written tale of suburban life in 1970s Britain...a delight from start to finish -- Paula Hawkins An utter delight. Perceptive, funny, dark, moving...I loved it -- Sarah Winman


I tore through Breaking and Mending... frank, emotional and compassionate -- David Nicholls One of the most beautiful books you will ever read -- Kate Mosse Joanna Cannon's powerful, moving memoir of her time as a junior doctor is so good. -- Nina Stibbe Powerful, shocking and intimate all at the same time -- John Boyne A deeply moving, thought-provoking memoir written with true compassion and intelligence -- Nathan Filer All doctors should read this - and patients too. Emotionally wise and beautifully written -- Jill Mansell Praise for Joanna Cannon: Powerful and profound * Guardian * Compassionate, thoughtful and tender * Observer * Profoundly human -- Erin Kelly Phenomenal -- Miranda Dickinson Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure - no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does * Emerald Street * Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe -- Marian Keyes


I tore through Breaking and Mending... frank, emotional and compassionate -- David Nicholls One of the most beautiful books you will ever read -- Kate Mosse Joanna Cannon's powerful, moving memoir of her time as a junior doctor is so good. -- Nina Stibbe Powerful, shocking and intimate all at the same time -- John Boyne A deeply moving, thought-provoking memoir written with true compassion and intelligence -- Nathan Filer Praise for Joanna Cannon: Powerful and profound * Guardian * Compassionate, thoughtful and tender * Observer * Profoundly human -- Erin Kelly Phenomenal -- Miranda Dickinson Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure - no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does * Emerald Street * Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe -- Marian Keyes


One of the most beautiful books you will ever read. -- Kate Mosse Praise for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: 'Full of humour and careful depictions of everyday suffering, this is not so much a mystery novel as an investigation into the wealth of secrets and heartbreak that even the most commonplace street can hold' -- Emma Healey * Guardian * A quirky, moving and beautifully written tale of suburban life in 1970s Britain...a delight from start to finish -- Paula Hawkins An utter delight. Perceptive, funny, dark, moving...I loved it -- Sarah Winman


Author Information

Joanna Cannon is the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which was published in 15 countries, and sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Jo's love of narrative had always drawn her to psychiatry, but it wasn't until her thirties that she decided to go back to university to study medicine. Before specialising in psychiatry, she rotated through a series of hospital jobs, from the chaos of A&E to the handkerchief quiet of palliative care. Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. wellcomecollection.org

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