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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Also Human by Caroline Elton, read by Rachel Bavidge.

Doctors are the people we turn to when we fall ill. They are the people we trust with our lives and with the lives of those we love. Yet who can doctors turn to at moments of stress or when their own working lives break down? 

What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a health care system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone’s life - or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears when they are expected to have all the answers? 

Caroline Elton is a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors. For over 20 years she has listened as doctors have unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist who found herself unable to treat patients suffering from the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon struggling to progress her career in an environment that was hostile to women. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession.

©2018 Caroline Elton (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Crucial and timely." (Atul Gawande)

"Haunting, beautiful and urgent." (Johann Hari)

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A must read for educational supervisors of doctors

As a doctor and educator I found this book extremely enlightening. It gives a wonderful insight into the reasons why some doctors and medical students struggle. After reading this book I feel more able to support those in difficulty and have a better idea of how to create an environment that will allow them to flourish.

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thought provoking, Insightful and much needed

reading as a foundation trainee, the stories of lives in this book has made me appreciate the struggles of my colleagues and my own personal struggles. grateful for Caroline and her patients for sharing the truth behind the stories, doctors are human too.

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Strikingly True

As a Junior Doctor 10 years post graduation I was sceptical about this book but curious.
I was struck by the affinity I felt with soooo many of the case examples discussed and the issues discussed.
This really does shin a light on the reality of being a junior doctor working in the nhs, and how much change still needs to happen.
This book shins a light on progress still required, it is very brave, I have great admiration for Caroline and the work she does.
I only wish I had access to her help sooner!!!!!
She does amazing work.