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2018-06-13
How Not To Be A Doctor
John Launer
Duckworth Overlook
June 2018
304pp
書籍編號:
03-10511
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● 內文簡介

How Not to Be A Doctor is a selection of essays by John Launer, doctor and medical columnist, on the practice and teaching of medicine. Taken together, they set out an argument that being a doctor - a real doctor - should mean being able to draw on every aspect of yourself, your interests, and your experiences, however remote these may seem from the medical task of the moment.

Originating from the popular columns Launer has written for medical journals over his career, the more than fifty essays cover a range of topics including music, poetry, literature, and psychoanalysis, as well as contemporary medical politics and the personal experiences of being a doctor. From lessons on what they don't teach you in medical school, to a story of the imagined conversation between two prehistoric medical men, to the author's poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness, the essays in How Not to Be a Doctor combine erudition with humour, candour, and the human touch. They show how, in medicine, you cannot separate personal experiences from professional ones, in short stories and reflections that will inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope.

 

● 作者簡介

John Launer is a doctor, family therapist, educator and award-winning writer. With a professional background in general practice and family therapy, as well a degree in English literature, John's interests range across the boundaries of health care, systems thinking, and the humanities. They include narrative medicine, supervision in the health care professions, and evolutionary psychology. He is a renowned medical columnist nationally and internationally, and has given presentations and run workshops worldwide including Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and Japan.

New editions of John's most polpular books "How Not To Be A Doctor" and "Narrative-Based Practice in Health Care" are due out shortly and can be ordered now. You can read more about John and his work on his website www.johnlauner.com, follow him on Twitter @johnlauner, or email him on johnlauner@aol.com

John is a honorary lifetime consultant at the Tavistock Clnic in London, the leading training institute for psychological therapies in the United Kingdom, as well as an honorary senior lecturer at University College London.

 

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