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  • Published: 6 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241983744
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

How to Treat People

A Nurse at Work




The hand of a stranger offered in solace. A flower placed on a dead body as a mark of respect. It is these moments of empathy that define us as people.

Nobody knows this better than a nurse. In How to Treat People, Molly Case documents these extraordinary moments of human connection and compassion. In rich, lyrical prose, she introduces us to patients going through the most extreme experiences. And when her father is admitted to the high dependency unit on which she works, Molly confronts care in a whole new way, when two worlds - the professional and the personal - suddenly collide.

  • Published: 6 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241983744
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for How to Treat People

A hymn to the art and science of nursing itself

Guardian

Case's empathy and compassion are everywhere evident in this beautifully written narrative

Sunday Times

Written with a poet's ear for language and a nurse's compassionate heart

Stylist

Open, loving, bold, inquisitive, caring . . . Here the body's cycle of life and death is recounted fearlessly by a modern woman

The Times

A fascinating and erudite book interspersed with poignant and searing tales from the world of the nurse

Jo Brand

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