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By Rachel Clarke
This is an honest and thought provoking book by a compassionate young doctor who, already in training, questioned what she saw as the lack of empathy for the patient by some medical and teaching staff in the overworked environment of the NHS.
8 CLA (Grieving, Bereavement, Death)
Year added: 2020
By Juliet Rosenfeld
When Juliet Rosenfeld’s husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything she has learnt about death as a psychotherapist is turned on its head.
8 ROS Grieving, Bereavement, Death
Year added: 2020
By Dr Cornelia Galgut
In this book, Galgut includes discussion on relationships, work, trauma, fear of recurrence and the role of therapy.
5 GAL General Cancer
Year added: 2020
By Mark Nepo
Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo’s spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life’s unfolding.
5 NEP (Self Help)
Year added: 2020
By Julian Barnes
It is a slim volume of only three chapters, “part history, part fiction, part memoir….. it is about ballooning, photography, love and grief, about putting two things, and two people, together, and tearing them apart.
8 BAR (Grieving, Bereavement, Death)
Year added: 2020
By Jacob B. Rosenthal
Surveying his life before, with, and after his wife Amy, Jason ruminates on love, the pain of watching a loved one suffer, and what it means to heal—how he and their three children, despite their profound sorrow, went on.
9ROS Life Journeys
Year added: 2020
By Julia Samuel
From a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis, and a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.
5 SAM (Self Help)
Year added: 2020
By William Bridges
Transitions takes readers step-by-step through the three perilous stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced.
5BRI (Self Help)
Year added: 2020
By Cheryl Rezek
This excellent little book on mindfulness is a practical guide to coping with cancer symptoms both physical and psychological. It takes you step by step through a number of different practices and guided meditations.
5REZ (Self Help)
Year added: 2020
By James Templeton
He studied various natural approaches to continue his battle with cancer – with a macrobiotic diet, supplements, meditation and generally living a healthy lifestyle.
4 TEM (Holistic and Complementary Therapies)
Year added: 2020
By Ryan Riley
He saw first-hand the effect of her treatment, but one of the most difficult things he experienced was seeing her lose her ability to enjoy food.
3RIL (Food and Nutrition)
Year added: 2020
By Sunita Puri
Sunita Puri felt the tension between medicine’s impulse to prolong life at all costs and the impact of spirituality on the experience of dying patients.
8PUR (Grieving, Bereavement, Death)
Year added: 2020