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Breaking and Mending

Cannon, Joanna

  8 Reviews

Now a bestselling author of fiction, Joanna Cannon was once a junior doctor working for the NHS in Britain. In this short but powerful account of her experiences as an intern, she shares the traumas and triumphs of dealing with patients and staff, finally finding her place in psychiatry.

Encapsulated by its subtitle 'a junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout', it is a deeply moving and insightful memoir that exposes what happens when we fail to care for those who care for us.

Pages
158
Year
2019

Reviews

WAIKA 001
19-09-2022
Everyone enjoyed the book and there was some interesting conversation, particularly from the ex-nurses and ex-medical members.
TAUP 012
16-08-2022
Mixed opinions of this book. We have several nurses in our group and it brought back many memories. An easy read.
PUKEKO 002
29-04-2022
All the ex nurses loved it.
LOWER 006
28-03-2022
We felt there was a lot of information about the author that was missing, relevant to her story, and she made quite sweeping assumptions about the system, based on her own experience.
CHCH 333
28-03-2022
Easy read - lots of problems arise from it, but few conclusions.
CHCH 468
28-02-2022
Our group enjoyed the book. Disturbing, but unfortunately reality for house surgeons. Worse in the NHS than in NZ. The author made it harder for herself by getting 'emotionally involved', which she admitted to as well. One would hope the system has improved and is more supportive of young doctors. Glad the author found her 'happy place' in Psychiatry.
INVER 001
07-01-2022
Really enjoyed this book, although all feeling overwhelmed at what being a doctor involves! Very well-written account.
NELS 022
23-08-2021
More of a diary than a well planned non fiction narrative. One person thought it brought alive the lives of patients and doctors really well. Another with a medical family found it easy to relate to and moving, but not well-written. A wide breadth of marks from 1-4.