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How Not to be a Doctor: And Other Essays Hardcover – 14 Jun 2018

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Duckworth Overlook (14 Jun. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715652141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715652145
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 2.9 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Witty and wise. Shows how important it is that doctors are allowed to be human' --Kit Wharton, author of Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver

'I raced through this book, laughing, nodding, highlighting and then read some favourite bits again. Every chapter has a gem of wisdom as well as being so very elegantly written and entertaining. I shall be recommending it to my fellow coaches as virtually all of it applies to us as much as to clinicians: do we understand the exquisite importance of choosing the right words for our questions? Do we always hear what matters most for this client right now? Do we always act on the principle that kindness is every bit as important as our technical know-how? Maybe not and we need to be reminded.' --Jenny Rogers, Co-Author of Coaching for Health

About the Author

John Launer is a GP and medical educator known for his work in consultation skills, clinical supervision, and narrative based medicine. He is one of the best-known columnists in the British medical press and has contributed columns and articles to numerous periodicals and journals, including Times Health Supplement and BMJ, for over twenty years. He is the author of Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein also available from Duckworth. Find out more: http://www.johnlauner.com


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