Thursday, May 17, 2018

You Can Stop Humming Now - Daniela Lamas

Daniela Lamas has written a book about many of the patients she has looked after in her years in medicine.  As well as talking about the care they receive in the critical units of the hospital, she goes and talks to some of the patients after they have been discharged to see how their lives have been impacted by illness, and how their recovery is going.  For many doctors they often see their patients for a limited amount of time, but the patient may have ongoing problems related to their treatments.

I am a bit of a fan of these types of books, but I felt a little like I missed the point of this one as I came away a little bit like I hadn't learnt a lot or completely understood the point of her book. 4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

Yes, I suppose simply following your patients as they recover (or don't) isn't really much of a point. The point would be why you are doing it, and if Dr Lamas didn't have a real reason, it would indeed be a bit aimless.