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Some books to stimulate reflection, thought and discussion with students

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Reflections on frailty, serious illness and impending death
  • A humorous but insightful account of being a junior doctor
  • A fascinating story about the woman who unwittingly became central to health research when her cells were the first to be used and cloned. The book explores Henrietta's life and legacy as a poor Black American woman in the 1950s
  • A psychotherapist working with doctors in distress recounts her most memorable cases
  • Exploring the challenges and threats to our current NHS system
  • The excitement and challenges of technology in healthcare
Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
  • An amazing story written from the perspective of a character with narcissistic personality disorder

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