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The Appointment: What Your Doctor Really Thinks During Your Ten-Minute Consultation
The Appointment: What Your Doctor Really Thinks During Your Ten-Minute Consultation
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice read to get an insight into what goes on inside a GP's head, 22 Dec. 2016
Firstly a disclaimer: as a GP who also writes books about what goes on inside the head of a family doctor whilst seeing patients, this book was of particular interest to me. However it seems that this book is something that grabs the interest of non medics just as much- when I left my copy in the house, two of my teenage children picked it up and took it away to start reading it, despite their not normally being interested in my 'rubbish doctor books'.
The book itself breaks down a full morning clinic, and records the running internal commentary ongoing in the head of the author. It highlights the diagnostic queries and insecurities that GPs go through whilst trying to be efficient but safe. I identified with a lot of what was said but was incredulous of the time recorded that the author took with each patient- I and perhaps many other GPs would have struggled to keep to time.
Once we qualify our profession is quite isolated, with each of us working in silo for the rest of our careers.
Overall I think this is a nice read for both experienced and novice GPs to realise that many of the feelings we experience inside are shared by our colleagues, and that we are not quite as aline in some of our stresses as we sometimes feel.


CV & Interviewing skills for Doctors and medical students
CV & Interviewing skills for Doctors and medical students
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good summary on interview skills based on solid experience, 11 Jun. 2016
As the author of a similar book on medical school interviews, How to communicate clearly and confidently in your medical school interview: A practical guide on overcoming performance nerves and improving verbal articulation skills (Applying to Medicine Book 3) I can recognise that this short booklet is based on solid experience. Dr Sabri has done a fine job of distilling all his experience training and interviewing students and trainees. Short and sweet, it cuts to the chase and offers a good summary of the main points when someone is applying for a post.


Caring for Arab Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Caring for Arab Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach
by Laeth Nasir
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £61.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Insight into Western and Arab Medical Paradigms, 29 Nov. 2015
This is an excellent book which provides a comprehensive overview of the issues physicians should consider when dealing with Arab patients. I had the pleasure of working under Laeth as my department chair for a while in the UAE, and found him to be a good clinician, a down to earth chair and someone who understands both Western and Arab mindsets. He is a rare breed, and that unique insight comes across in this book.

An example of how this book deals bridges between Western and Eastern paradigms of the doctor patient consultations is the approach to suicidal ideation. In a Muslim patient suffering from depression, there might be a religious taboo in expressing self harm thoughts. This book suggests that you ask questions like, 'Do you wish that God would allow you to die?' rather than saying, 'Have you thought about killing yourself?'.

Perhaps the biggest accolade I can give this book is the fact that it partly inspired me to write my own book in this field, called 'The REACH consultation model for communicating with Arab patients'.

If you are a Western physician who deals with Arab patients or teaches Arab students/trainees, then I highly recommend that you read this book.


Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy
Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bluestar's Prophecy., 1 Jan. 2015
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This book is AMAZING. It begins at Bluestar's death, and the way she saved Fireheart at the gorge. Then it moves onto Bluekit and her early life with her sister, Snowkit and her mother, Moonflower. Her father, Stormtail, isn't very interested in her as she tries to impress him. Bluekit becomes Bluepaw with her sister, but the ceremony seems... unexpected. The cats of Thunderclan suspect that Pinestar only made them apprentices to distract the clan from the Windclan "invasion". But after only one day of apprenticeship, they head out to attack Windclan in their camp as advised by Goosefeather, who only got two prophecies right in his lifetime. And Bluepaw and Pinestar leaves the forest and abandons his clan to become a kittipetSnowpaw, barely six moons old, lost their mother, Moonflower. While Bluepaw drowns in grief, Snowpaw is cheered up by the constant presence of bloodthirsty Thistleclaw. Soon after they become the warriors, Bluefur and Snowfur, Snowfur moves to the nursery, expecting Thistleclaw's kits. During this time, Tigerkit was born. Whitekit, Snowfur's only son, was born healthy and nothing should have destroyed Bluefur's happiness. But then, when Bluefur took her sister for a walk, to escape the nursery for a few hours, they found an invading Shadowclan patrol. Snowfur, under Thistleclaw's influence and the desire to fight, pursued them, only to run onto the thunderpath and be brought down by a monster. Snowfur died, leaving Whitekit in Bluefur's care. But Thistleclaw blamed Snowfur's death on Bluefur, and made caring for her sister's kit very difficult. Eventually, Whitekit became Whitepaw, and Bluefur received Frostpaw as an apprentice. Whitepaw became Whitestorm, and Bluefur's promise to her sister was fulfilled. After which she was advised to start her own life. But when the newly become Thunderclan leader, Sunstar, takes back Sunningrocks from Riverclan, Riverclan warrior Oakheart begs her to meet him at Fourtrees that night. Bluefur hesitantly goes, and when she returns, promises never to meet him again. But a few moons later, she realizes she is expecting kits. She tells Oakheart, and he reassures her that she will make a great mother. But the Thunderclan deputy, Tawnyspots, was close to death, and the obvious candidate for deputyship was Thistleclaw, who would plunge the clans into chaos, battle and bloodshed. Bluestar was also a candidate, but not while she was a queen. In the midst of her turmoil, her kits were born. The tom, Stonekit, and the she-cats, Mosskit and Mistykit. They were about three moons old when Bluefur reached her decision. Heart breaking, she made the biggest sacrifice she had ever made. She took her kits to sunningrocks one night and gives them to Oakheart. But in the leafbare snow, Mosskit perished. Full of grief, she returns and tells her clan that her kits had disappeared. Bluefur becomes deputy, then leader. And the story moves on to the first chapter of Into the Wild.

Overall the book was excellent. It was probably the best Erin Hunter book ever. I cried with Bluestar the whole way through. She lost so much, gave up so much, all for the sake of her clan. This is the best book ever. Definitely get it.
Five Stars all over.


Chess Free
Chess Free
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chess, 19 Aug. 2014
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I got this app because my brother always gives up halfway, so I never get to win. I quickly found how easy it was to change the level and appearance of the game. I worked up different levels, and sometimes l return to level one for the sake of winning.It is a fun +easy game.


Spirit Animals Book 4: Fire and Ice
Spirit Animals Book 4: Fire and Ice

5.0 out of 5 stars Good., 30 July 2014
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Don't ever be silly enough to get a bad book, so all my ratings are 5 star. Good book, waiting for the next one is driving me nuts. Yay.


Cut the Rope 2
Cut the Rope 2
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Om Nom fun!, 12 July 2014
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This game is great! Helps me think, too. This is great! And even more great. I could give it a thousand stars!


Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (Charlie Bone series Book 3)
Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (Charlie Bone series Book 3)
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J.N rules, 9 July 2014
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Yay! I love it. Thousand stars, it's so good! And I'll FRY anyone who rates it less! Star, Star Star, and so many more.


The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Eva Ibbotson., 6 July 2014
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Brill Iant states that this book needs infinity stars. Blubbering Brilliant. «^» (that's the best star I could make. Slong, Brill Iant


Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail
Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice., 17 Jun. 2014
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Got practically every book, 'cept Tigerclaws fury, leafpools secret and dovewings silence.( shut UP, you silly spell checker. I KNOW it's not in the dictionary.)


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