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Title:      Good Doctor, The
Authors:      O'Sullivan, Lance
Genre:      Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages:      251
Year:      2015
Publisher:      Penguin Books
Language:      English
Description:      It could have gone either way for Lance O'Sullivan: a fast track to underachievement and trouble or knuckling down, connecting with his Maori heritage and eventually studying medicine. The latter prevailed and from humble beginnings he has gone on to become a household name when he received the 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award. With a passion and commitment to those who are disadvantaged, particularly Maori in Northland, he exemplifies the book's subtitle 'breaking the rules, making a difference'.

Not only does this book offer an inspiring personal story but also cogent analysis of New Zealand's health related social issues, from an expert in the field.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"An excellent book for all New Zealanders to read – it should be in every high school library."

"This book speaks to all New Zealanders and especially those who have a voice in policy, politics, governance and finance."

"This is a book for content and discussion rather than literary style. He's really an amazing man."

"I hadn't realised that he had a rather troubled youth – it was a very interesting upbringing. What would have happened to him if he didn't get that discipline and guidance?"

"Not only has he succinctly analysed the problems faced by Maori (and others) in Northland, but he's devised schemes and methods to break the cycle and effect real changes."

Categories:      Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Human Rights, Inspirational, Maori, Medical/Health, Popular Book with Groups, 2017 Title - New to Scheme, Blind Foundation book
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