Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor

Author: Max Pemberton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444718509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6969


'Very funny and frank' Independent 'Reads like Scrubs: The Blog ... funny and awful in equal measure' Observer * * * * * * * The bestselling real life story of a hapless junior doctor, based on his columns written anonymously for the Telegraph. IF YOU'RE GOING to be ill, it's best to avoid the first Wednesday in August. This is the day when junior doctors graduate to their first placements and begin to face having to put into practice what they have spent the last six years learning. Starting on the evening before he begins work as a doctor, this book charts Max Pemberton's touching and funny journey through his first year in the NHS. Progressing from youthful idealism to frank bewilderment, Max realises how little his job is about 'saving people' and how much of his time is taken up by signing forms and trying to figure out all the important things no one has explained yet -- for example, the crucial question of how to tell whether someone is dead or not. Along the way, Max and his fellow fledgling doctors grapple with the complicated questions of life, love, mental health and how on earth to make time to do your laundry. All Creatures Great and Small meets Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a humorous and accessible peek into a world which you'd normally need a medical degree to witness. If you enjoy Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor, don't miss the follow-up titles Where Does It Hurt? and The Doctor Will See You Now.

So You Want to be a Doctor?

Author: Stephan Sanders,Harveer Dev,David Metcalfe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573328

Category: Education

Page: 335

View: 2871


The must-have guide to getting into medical school. Each chapter guides you through another step of the process, from deciding if medicine is for you and choosing a medical school, to passing the UKCAT and BMAT exams, applying to Oxbridge and getting through the interview.

Past-It Notes

Author: Maureen Lipman

Publisher: JR Books Limited

ISBN: 1907532609

Category: Humor

Page: 480

View: 8462


Life the Lipman way is always unexpected, and the hilarious and witty way in which she recalls her adventures and misadventures has made her a bestselling author and national treasure. Past-it Notes is the ultimate Maureen Lipman collection, drawing on choice material from her six previous books (re-visited and re-worked) laced with a heady dose of extremely funny new autobiographical material. Past-it Notes is packed with beguiling showbiz anecdotes, wonderful stories, eccentric characters, bizarre situations and memorable encounters Ð recalled and recorded with gusto and relish, including affectionate recollections of her late husband, the playwright Jack Rosenthal, and of her mother and Muse, the inimitable Zelma. From entertaining the neighbours at the age of four with impressions of Alma Cogan to entertaining the nation on TV, from struggling with her laptop to film-roles and award-winning stage triumphs as diverse as The Pianist and Oklahoma Ð and not forgetting her iconic creation Beattie, star of thirty five British Telecom commercials Ð Maureen combines stories of her whirlwind professional life, and confessions of the chaos that often threatens to engulf her personal life, with a style and wit that is utterly and uniquely her own. Ô Thank the Lord for Maureen LipmanÉ she is fast becoming a national treasure. She has a lightness of touch that glides over the poignant and the hilarious with elegance and gives voice to a generation that is increasingly and lamentably overlooked.Õ Sunday Express Born in Hull, actress Maureen Lipman has written six best-selling books, the most recent being Lip Reading. She has won numerous awards for her television and theatrical work including the Laurence Olivier and Variety Club of Great Britain Awards.

Secrets of Success: Getting into Medical School

Author: Viyaasan Mahalingasivam,Marc Gladman,Manoj Ramachandran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000153169

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 8020


Applying to medical school has become increasingly competitive, with greater numbers of students applying every year. Applicants must take every available opportunity to make themselves stand out amongst the competition if they want to have a chance of getting into the school of their choice. Secrets of Success: Getting into Medical School is written for all potential medical students and is intended to guide applicants on making the right choices in choosing schools and optimizing their performance in the application process.

Stop Smoking with CBT

Author: Dr Max Pemberton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502179

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 7444


Dr Max Pemberton used to describe himself as ‘in love with smoking’. Ironically, he was doctor specialised in addiction but found it impossible to quit – until he found CBT. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now widely recognised as the most effective treatment for overcoming addicting. Stop Smoking with CBT draws explicitly on this set of mind-training tools to help you stop smoking once and for all. Dr Pemberton guides you through the process of quitting through his addiction expertise and his experience as a smoker wanting to quit, and helps you avoid the common pitfalls that new ex-smokers encounter. His method will: - Stop nicotine cravings - Transform how you think about smoking - Make your desire to smoke simply melt away With Dr Pemberton’s proven approach, you won’t worry about gaining weight or staying calm without cigarettes. You will train your brain to live without smoking once and for all. Most importantly, you’ll discover that stopping smoking is one of the most exciting and exhilarating things that you can do! Dr Max Pemberton has spent many years working with people to overcome addiction. He’s also a bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m a Junior Doctor and a prolific writer in the areas of healthcare, ethics, culture and the NHS, with a regular column in The Daily Mail.

Complexity in Healthcare and the Language of Consultation

Author: Derek Steinberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315358360

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 5456


This book provides an important contribution to the new and growing field of 'narrative-based medicine'. It specifically addresses the largest area of medical activity primary care. It provides both a theoretical framework and practical skills for dealing with individual consultations family work clinical supervision and teamwork and offers a comprehensive approach to the whole range of work in primary care. Using a wide range of clinical examples it shows how professionals in primary care can help clarify patients' existing stories and elucidate new stories. It can be used as a training resource and includes exercises and summaries of key points to consider. It is based on and describes an established evaluated training method and is of immediate and significant practical use to readers. It is essential reading for general practitioners practice nurses and others in the primary care team psychologists family therapists counsellors and other professionals attached to primary care. GP trainers tutors and course organisers will find it a valuable educational tool. Professionals elsewhere in primary care such as pharmacists dentists and optometrists and academics in medical sociology and medical anthropology will also find it very useful.

The Gripes Of Wrath

Author: Simon Carr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748131116

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 5360


THE GRIPES OF WRATH is guaranteed to make you laugh - and also make your blood boil! This mind-blowing collection of absurd and yet completely true stories, rules, claims, and crazy legislation portrays the Britain that we have become, almost without realizing it. Political columnist Simon Carr has scoured national and local newspapers, Hansard parliamentary reports, the minutes of parliamentary committee meetings, statements from quangos and local councils to compile hundreds of true stories, anecdotes and events that will prompt the scandalized response of: 'I don't believe it!'. From political sleaze to massaged waiting lists, from barmy health and safety concerns to bizarre compensation claims, everyone who believes in justice, decency, fair play and common sense will find something in this attractively produced book to infuriate them.

You Can Trust Me—I’m a Doctor

Author: A. C. Gross, MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475945418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 5046


A lifelong pattern of use and abuse finally caught up with Dr. A. C. Gross when she was forty-three years old. She had been using drugs and alcohol to “fix” herself for as long as she could remember. Now, in You Can Trust Me—I’m a Doctor, Gross shares the story of her addiction and her journey to recovery. In this memoir, she describes growing up in a respectable, middle-class, Californian household where she was introduced to alcohol at a young age. She had her first taste of alcohol at age nine and first experienced being drunk at age fourteen. During her twenties, Gross tells how she continued to drink and experiment with drugs despite her rigorous studies. With her compulsive personality, excessive drinking and reckless use of pills became a constant part of everyday life. In 2004, with her physician’s career in jeopardy and her family life unraveling, Gross was forced to seek help. Recovery was her next step, but it was not easy. She narrates how it took her nearly ten months to realize that recovery involved surrender of the old self to the will of God. You Can Trust Me—I’m a Doctor tells Gross’s story of learning a new way of life.

Investigative Reporting

Author: David Spark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113602946X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 6107


This important book defines what investigative reporting is and what qualities it requires. Drawing on the experience of many well-known journalists in the field, the author identifies the skills, common factors and special circumstances involved in a wide variety of investigations. It examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. It also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows real life examples such as the Cook Report formula, the Jonathan Aitken investigation and the Birmingham Six story. David Spark, himself a freelance writer of wide experience, examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. He also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows investigators at work in two classic inquiries: · The mysterious weekend spent in Paris by Jonathan Aitken, then Minister of Defence Procurement · The career of masterspy Kim Philby Investigative Reporting looks at such fields for inquiry as company frauds (including those of Robert Maxwell), consumer complaints, crime, police malpractice, the intelligence services, local government and corruption in Parliament and in overseas and international bodies. The author believes that the conclusions that emerge from this far-reaching survey are of value not only in investigative journalism, but to practitioners in all branches of reporting.