How to Treat People
How to Treat People

How to Treat People

A Nurse at Work

Molly Case

(author)

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'Outstanding' Melanie Reid, The Times

'Beguiling' Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian

'It will buoy your faith in humanity' Stylist
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The hand of a stranger offered in solace. A flower placed on a dead body as a mark of respect. A gentle word in response to fear and anger. It is these moments of empathy, in the extremis of human experience, which define us as people.

Nobody knows this better than a nurse and Molly Case has witnessed countless such moments. In How to Treat People, she documents these extraordinary points, when two people truly connect. In rich, lyrical prose, she introduces us to patients with whom we share the pain, but also the experience of illness when life is at its most vivid. And when her father is admitted to the high dependency unit on which she works, Molly confronts care in a whole new way, when two worlds - the professional and the personal - suddenly collide.

Weaving together medical history, art, memoir and science, How to Treat People beautifully illustrates the intricacies of the human condition and the oscillating rhythms of life and death. Most of all, it is a heart-stopping reminder that we can all find meaning in being part, even for a moment, of the lives of others.

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'Case's empathy and compassion are everywhere evident' Sunday Times

'Fascinating' Jo Brand

'Beautifully written' Stephen Westaby

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Book publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date 16 Apr 2019
Format Hardback
Pages 288
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