Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor

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Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope. All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime. But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death? For a doctor in Intensive Care this is part of the job. Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient who pleads with you to not let them die. Grief when an elderly person dies alone. Disgust at having to care for a convicted rapist. But there’s also the hope found in the resilience of a family and the joy that comes with a meaningful connection with a patient, however fleeting it may be. These real stories reveal what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital.

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An insightful, tender and inspiring memoir that explores the reality of life on the NHS front line.

‘Brilliant, compelling? A hugely life-affirming book’ Mail on Sunday

Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope.

All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime. But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death?

For Aoife Abbey, a doctor in intensive care, these experiences are part of the job – from grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake to joy when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song. Seven Signs of Life is Abbey’s extraordinary account of what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.

‘Sensitive, honest and, yes, brave? Compulsive reading’ Nigella Lawson

‘Heartfelt, honest, illuminating and wise’ Julia Samuel, author of This Too Shall Pass

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Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

274

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

610.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K