What an incredibly profound and moving read; I don't even know where to start with my review of, Rachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor and the daughter of a doctor. To see what your friends thought of this book, Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss, Clarke’s is an honest, moving, and sometimes wrenching memoir. ‘Dear Life’ not only gives us a peek into the time when the author is the doctor but also gives personal insights of her experience of being a doctor, care giver and daughter in the section drawing from her most intimate experience of caring for her father, a doctor who is diagnosed with cancer. Clarke is a tremendous writer who writes brilliantly and memorably. Rachel Clarke, a former journalist takes to studying medicine and through her interactions with the people she comes into contact, make us pause and think of what is it that a person wants most when he/she is sick and ailing. Rachel takes the worst life can throw at us and shows us the beauty in it. The book should also be essential reading for anyone who cares about our beleaguered health system. She also describes her father's diagnosis with advanced colon cancer, the course of his illness and his eventual death. We’d love your help. --This text refers to an alternate. "A truly wonderful book. Absolutely the worst time in my life to read this, but I picked it up and kept reading it because it is a wonderful book, clear-eyed on the realities of death and palliative care, but tender and hopeful with it. Rachel Clarke, a former journalist takes to studying medicine and through her interactions with the people she comes into contact, make us pause and think of what is it that a person wants most when he/she is sick and ailing. “Hard flesh and blood” (Ch 10 23:35), which the editor should have weeded out. I spent weeks in hospital recovering and months at home recovering and the 100 plus members of staff that looked after me did so as a human, not as my NHS Number. The author writes so poetically that it’s no shock that she is a former journalist and avid reader herself; she writes about terrifying and difficult topics but still manages to find a way to make the stories beautiful. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself. Rachel Clarke (author) Hardback. ”Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss” by Rachel Clarke, c.2020, Thomas Dunne Books, $28.99, 320 pages. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Eventbrite - Heffers Bookshop presents 'Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love & Loss' with Rachel Clarke - Monday, 10 February 2020 in Cambridge, England. Death was conspicuously absent during Rachel's medical training. Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss is published by Little, Brown (RRP £16.99). Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. It takes readers to the edge of life in supportive, wise company' - Kathryn Mannix 'Rachel Clarke should be essential reading for all of us. It has a positive feel. Quantity: Add To Cart. As more and more relatives and friends in the generation before me, and sadly some my own age, have reached their final moments in the inevitable way of life, I have often silently wondered if there was a book I could read about death. A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss. Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke (Little, Brown, £12.99). Clarke powerfully conveys the battering the NHS has endured over the past decade of austerity, neglect that has resulted in overcrowded hospitals and the rise of "Corridor Medicine"." Add to Wishlist. Dear Life : A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss, Paperback by Clarke, Rachel, ISBN 1408712881, ISBN-13 9781408712887, Brand New, Free shipping in the US. item 4 Dear Life A Doctors Story of Love and Loss 4 - Dear Life A Doctors Story of Love and Loss. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free UK p&p over £15 I think it's an important read in terms of opening discussion about death and having those difficult conversations about palliative care. Eventbrite - Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge presents Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss with Rachel Clarke - Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at The Studio - Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian. Weston Lecture Theatre. She rapidly learned that the personal toll for such work was too high. Find event and ticket information. She writes with a tender, lyrical beauty - Sunday Times. It is one thing for a doctor, in an almost shamanic role, to tend to the dying and witness the grief of those they leave behind, and quite another to be a family member losing your beloved. ", Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020. A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands. Format: Paperback / softback Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little Published: 03-09-2020 £ 9.99 Free UK p&p over £15. Dear Life: A doctor's story of love and loss by Rachel Clarke is published by Little, Brown. But then doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having to work your way through good ol' medical school days, internship, tough as it can ever. There are no reviews yet. 1/ interesting and information about palliative care; 2/ other fascinating medical stories, many of them from A&E (I really enjoyed learning how a pacemaker works); 3/ episodes from the authors' own (interesting) autobiography; 4/ a tribute to the author's father. Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss By Rachel Clarke (Author) Hardback £13.59 rrp £16.99 Save £3.40 (20%) Availability In Stock. A gripping, moving and uplifting autobiography. The last line of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘ – ‘What will survive of us is love’ – is quoted in Dr Rachel Clarke’s latest book ‘Dear Life‘.The poet, who was personally terrified at the concept of death and its finality, hit the proverbial nail on the head with those heartfelt and lasting words. 4.52 (1,011 ratings by Goodreads) Hardback; ... lyrical beauty * Sunday Times * Heart-wrenchingly tender * Observer * Dear Life names the tension between love and risk that gives life its sweetness. This such an important book. Your email address will not be published. Highly recommended. Prices (including delivery) for Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke. She is a superb writer who had this article-reader (few books) glued to her book. Read it." This book is extraordinary in capturing and articulating the practicalities, the feelings of this profound and universal experience. One of the most beautiful - and important - books I have ever read, Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020, I have been close to so many people - father-in-law, brother-in-law, best friend, father, mother - as they've lived the last months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds of their lives. She also describes her father's diagnosis with advanced colon cancer, the, Rachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor and the daughter of a doctor. Very poignant and powerful read that will give much-needed perspective to all of us who haven't given my much thought to their own mortality or that of their loved ones. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. As a non-medic I found all of 1/ & 2/ very new and interesting. He was a hero of hers, and that love and heroism is part of what makes this book so magnificent. Free postage. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. Read Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love, Loss and Consolation book reviews & author details and more at Amazon.in. I suppose whilst she's a very inspirational woman it went on for too long about her childhood and not enough about the actual medicine. Also, hadn't she been a conflict-zone journalist? Buy it here . Date/Time. If only there were more people like Dr Rachel Clarke on this planet. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It needs to be read by any American who has experienced the death of someone he or she loves. Death was conspicuously absent during Rachel's medical training. Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love, Loss and Consolation Rachel Clarke. “For the dying are living, like everyone else”, ‘Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.’, In 2019 I found myself in hospital, Dr's were unable to source the cause of my infection and illness and I was subject to many examinations and tests (MRI, CT, X Ray all happened more than once) it was discovered I had an abcess within my back and in surgery to remove it my body reacted by sending a massive toxic wave of poison through me causing Sepsis. ―The Sunday Times"[Clarke's] intention is not to be maudlin or sensationalist. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 31, 2020. January 30th 2020 4.3 out of 5 stars 249. There are four threads, woven together into a naturally flowing story that hangs together very well. Death was conspicuously absent during Rachel's medical training. See all. Call us on 0800 090 2309 for free bereavement support. Dear Life by Rachel Clarke, ... Dear Life : A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss. She didn't start her working life as a doctor - she started off as a television reporter. Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss. I think it's an important read in terms of opening discussion about death and having those difficult conversations about palliative care. She didn't start her working life as a doctor - she started off as a television reporter. There's exaggeration: a quite normal (for me) supermarket event (start Ch 10) is depicted as a kind of hellish experience -- we all talk like this occasionally, perhaps to try and sound witty, but it's still a bit over-stated. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2020. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would … £9.99. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. An amazing uplifting joyous book from an author who sounds to be to be an amazing doctor. Dear Life : A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss Hardback by Rachel Clarke. Fair enough. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Pathology Clinical Chemistry (Kindle Store), Biographies of Medical Professionals (Kindle Store), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. [ her gloriously one-sided insistence that the NHS is under resourced (she doesn’t lay it on thick, but it appears a few times in different guises); her clear and correct reflections of the wonders of the atomic number; the list of things she worries about unexpectedly (for me) including far right populism; her quoting of Henry Miller(! Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss (Hardback) ... 'Dear Life names the tension between love and risk that gives life its sweetness. In 2019 I found myself in hospital, Dr's were unable to source the cause of my infection and illness and I was subject to many examinations and tests (MRI, CT, X Ray all happened more than once) it was discovered I had an abcess within my back and in surgery to remove it my body reacted by sending a massive toxic wave of poison through me causing Sepsis. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. She describes herself at various points as insecure, and her lovable awkward humanity shows through (for example the first-date anecdote). This is a book that will touch you in the deepest way possible. It covers her childhood with her physician father, her close calls with death in girlhood and youth, the decision to enter medicine in her late twenties after a successful but unfulfilling career as a journalist/documentary filmmaker, and some highlights from medical school and her time as a junior doctor. This is Rachel Clarke's second book, as well-written as her first one, Your Life in My Hands. The frank and honest way in which the author describes her dealings with terminally ill people show that death is not something to fear, or be hidden away. Brief Summary of Book: Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke. Anne Lamott, the beloved writer of memoirs including Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies, once said, “You own everything that happened to you.... As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. No ratings or reviews yet. Compassionate, fierce and apparently tireless, Rachel shares a great deal of herself and her patients with us and I was grateful for the honesty with which she approached this book. It is a love letter – to a father, to a profession, to life itself. Amazon.in - Buy Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love, Loss and Consolation book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. In this book she describes her early career in medicine and how she came to choose palliative care as her specialty. There are four threads, woven together into a naturally flowing story that hangs together very well. Foyalty 30. Hardcover. Well written and not in the least depressing !! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. More Information. “I work in a world that thrums with life”, and she loves it. She’ll also share her own experiences … Please try again. Beautifully written, Incredibly moving, totally unputdownable ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️, I greatly enjoyed this. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. I have conflicted feelings about this book. The last line of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘ – ‘What will survive of us is love’ – is quoted in Dr Rachel Clarke’s latest book ‘Dear Life‘.The poet, who was personally terrified at the concept of death and its finality, hit the proverbial nail on the head with those heartfelt and lasting words. Knowing early that she wanted to be a writer, Clarke describes a brief foray into television as a writer. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Publication date. As a non-medic I found all of 1/ & 2/ very new and interesting. Little, Brown Book Group. Whether you’ve done a lot of looking into illness and death or have never dared to pick up a book about such topics, I would urge you to read, This is a book that will touch you in the deepest way possible. Paperback. Clarke grew up watching her dad practice medicine. A doctor’s personal view of life and death. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Thursday, 2 April 2020. Eventbrite - Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge presents Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss with Rachel Clarke - Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at The Studio - Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian. For if there is a difference between people who know they are dying and the rest of us, it is simply this: that the terminally ill know their time is running out, while we live as though we have all the time in the world. Eventbrite - Heffers Bookshop presents 'Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love & Loss' with Rachel Clarke - Monday, 10 February 2020 in Cambridge, England. Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss - Kindle edition by Clarke, Rachel . Leave Review. There should be no doubt in our minds that everyone is entitled to live and die in the way that they wish, with help to to make their final days and weeks rewarding, without unnecessary interference, and without pain. I suppose whilst she's a very inspirational woman it went on for too long about her childhood and not enough about the actual medicine. Telling people to cherish their limited days? ―Stylist "A magnificent, tender book. It needs to be read by any American who has experienced the death of someone he or she loves. But for all her professional exposure to dying, she remained a grieving daughter. Thank You for this calm and clear explanation. Unable to add item to List. I've seldom been so moved and inspired by a book, and I'd recommend it to anyone who will die one day - that is everyone, Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020. Fair enough. I greatly enjoyed this. Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group. £9.99. 9781408712528. “But what dominates palliative medicine is not the proximity to death, but the best bits of living. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. A Doctor's Story of Love & Loss by Rachel Clarle (NEW Hardback) RRP £16.99 (MBS-Books only £12.97 with FREE P&P to all UK addresses) From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. Clarke is a tremendous writer who writes brilliantly and memorably. You are browsing: All Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation. The Cornstore, Middle Street, Galway, Ireland E-mail: info@charliebyrne.com Phone: (+353) 091 561766 Warehouse: (+353) 091 792404. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Book publisher. Nothing prepares you for it. I cannot think of anyone other than this woman I would want looking after me in extremis. Be the first to ask a question about Dear Life. I found an extract from this book published in the Guardian last week. The bulk of the book, however, focuses on her work in a hospice as a palliative care physician and her experience of her beloved. 'A magnificent, tender book' Independent 'Her words are brimful of love, grace and kindness' Guardian 'She writes with a tender, lyrical beauty' Sunday Times From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light a Dear Life (A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss) Click to Enlarge. Quite simply everybody should read this book. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself. Not a read for the faint of heart as it clearly touches he souls of many. Best Selling in Non-Fiction Books. After seeing positive newspaper reviews for this book I decided to buy it for me, and I couldn't put it down. AU $49.81. Her words are brimful of love, grace and kindness – and by being so, put the place where this piece began firmly in perspective." What a truly heartwarming book. ―The Daily Mail"Though a new medical memoir seems to come along every five minutes just now, this one is special. Download eBooks from Booktopia today. I have conflicted feelings about this book. Death was conspicuously absent during Rachel's medical training. This listing is from a previous year, search current listings » Foyalty 30. In an intimate interview, hosted by Dr Lucy Selman (founding director of Good Grief), Dr Clarke will discuss the importance of good end-of-life care, and how to live a good life. Event Information. Rachel lives in Oxford with her husband and two children. ―The Observer "A memoir about caring for people on the edge of death. Clarke, a doctor who works in palliative medicine, [...] has written a book, beautiful and blessedly un-mawkish, about her experiences. Buy the eBook Dear Life, Doctor's Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke online from Australia's leading online eBook store. This is a wonderful book. Members: Reviews: Popularity: Average rating: Mentions: 45: 3: 429,328 (4.36) 5: From bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. Dear Life is the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and yet deeply uplifting story of the doctor we would all want to have by our side in a crisis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. SKU: 9781250764515 Availability: 614.75 : Quantity: Add To Cart. It’s not just that a skilled hospice doctor will know exactly how to administer the right amount of morphine – just enough to ease the physical pain, not enough to fog the intellect – but she will understand the emotional and spiritual needs of her patients too." Synopsis. Just another body with limited days. Dear Life … See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. It brought me often to laughter and - several times - to tears. This is such a beautifully written book. This is beautifully written and thought provoking read. Dear Life A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss (Book) : Clarke, Rachel : "In Dear Life, palliative care specialist Dr. Rachel Clarke recounts her professional and personal journey to understand not the end of life, but life at its end. Usually despatched within 2 days. Wow. You are browsing: All Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation. There's a problem loading this menu right now. One her father whose own dying is part of the story must have been inordinately proud. Dear Life A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss (Book) : Clarke, Rachel : "In Dear Life, palliative care specialist Dr. Rachel Clarke recounts her professional and personal journey to understand not the end of life, but life at its end. Being the sort of person who finds books the source of all knowledge I hesitated to Google death or dying; that seemed quite wrong. A fantastic and fascinating read, written with such love and compassion. Add to Basket Click & Collect. And one can take cheap shots at the occasional mixed metaphor: “the entire elaborate edifice [of Enigma] began to unravel” (Ch 10 13:10). Doctor, patient, all the same. While I have to admit I did not go into this knowing that it is a memoir of sorts (which is my fault), I have to complain that reading about someone's father's death felt too personal and I'm not very sure what is the purpose of putting this out there. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I spent weeks in hospital recovering and months at home recovering and the 100 plus members of staff that looked after me did so as a human, no. Moved me and will stay with me forever. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss. The experience of walking alongside those we love as they approach the end of their lives - their own personal universes - is such a privilege and so indescribably bittersweet. Heart-wrenchingly tender - Observer. 19.00. Refresh and try again. Little, Brown Book Group (January 30, 2020), She's English, but her story will resonate here in the US, as well, Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020, Refreshing, not to have to kow-tow to the Believers and True Believers among us, Superb writer describes her experience (positive) as a hospice doctor, Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020, A former journalist, retrained as a physician, describes defining moments of her practice in a UK hospice and related family insights. Please try your request again later. ‘Dear Life’ not only gives us a peek into the time when the author is the doctor but also gives personal insights of her experience of being a doctor, care giver and daughter in the section drawing from her mos. • Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke is published by Little, Brown (£16.99). More Information. Her audio narration is absolutely flawless. I bought the book and although I have wept at times whilst reading overall I have found it comforting. But then doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having to work your way through good ol' medical school days, internship, tough as it can ever be, just to realize you're as powerless as any other human? You can read this before Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss PDF EPUB full Download at the bottom. In part it's a manifesto for better end-of-life care, in part a memoir of the author's relationship with her father, and in a third part, a paean in praise of whatever life remains. Opening Hours She weaves in stories about her practice, her medical training and her own personal stories in a way that carry the stories forward, and brought me to tears by the end. “I work in a world that thrums with life”, and she loves it. 1 hour. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Clarke grew up watching her dad practice medicine. A brilliant and well written aspiring book. ―The Guardian"Moving, funny and compulsively readable, it’s part love letter, part lament to a great ideal that [Clarke] believes is being starved of the resources it needs to thrive." It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Current slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES}- Best Selling in Non-Fiction Books. Be the first to write a review. Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story Rachel Clarke. Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss 'What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. Please try again. In partnership with Blackwells Bookshop, we are pleased to host Rachel Clarke, author of Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss; a deeply compassionate book about end of life care, told through memoirs and professional insights for a converstion and Q&A session.. ―The Independent"Warm and empathetic account affirms that a hospice is all about life, not death." ―Financial Times. ); her debunking of one famous aspect of Nietzsche-enthusiasm as “utter bollocks”; her straightforward summary of the events leading up to Turing’s suicide; and her gentle leg-pulling of the titles of self-help books. Her audio narration is absolutely flawless. Telling people to cherish their limited days? Clarke describes how she swayed from a career in journalism to medicine with the stories of her father - him being a doctor - and patients that she writes about with so much compassion. Add to Basket Click & Collect. It also highlighted the poor mental health treatment in NHS care and how desperate. Dear Life : A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss, Paperback by Clarke, Rachel, ISBN 1408712881, ISBN-13 9781408712887, Brand New, Free shipping in the US A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands. Dr Rachel Clarke is a specialist in palliative medicine. Usually despatched within 2 days. The event will be followed by a book signing by Rachel. A must read for everybody. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. Rather, what she wants us to grasp is that we have nothing to fear about reaching the end of our lives. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It covers her childhood with her physician father, her close calls with death in girlhood and youth, the decision to enter medicine in her late twenties after a successful but unfulfilling career as a journalist/documentary filmmaker, and some highlights from medical school and her time as a junior doctor. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It sings with joy and kindness' Robert Macfarlane From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. Welcome back. More love, joy, kindness, smiles, compassion and tenderness than any of us could imagine. Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss by Rachel Clarke Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation (Paperback) Rachel Clarke. The hospice where Rachel works is, of course, a world haunted by loss and grief, but it is also teeming with life. 16 Jan 2020. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. “I work in a world that thrums with life”, and she loves it. Dear Life: A doctor's story of love and loss by Rachel Clarke is published by Little, Brown. Death was … “Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss” by Rachel Clarke, Thomas Dunne Books, $28.99, 320 pages Before the doctor opened her mouth, you knew this wasn’t going to … The first 100 pages or so were very slow but it got much better as if went on. Title: Dear Life: A Doctor's Story Of Love And Loss Format: Hardcover Product dimensions: 336 pages, 8.59 X 5.65 X 1.15 in Shipping dimensions: 336 pages, 8.59 X 5.65 X 1.15 in Published: 1 septembre 2020 Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group Language: English Among its pages are true horrors for those involved, but also a numinous beauty. Author Info. She then describes several (carefully disguised) cases to illustrate much of what a palliative care doctor does and why she finds it so rewarding. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Instead, her education focused entirely on learning to save lives, and was left wanting when it came to helping patients and their families face death. Clear, informative and deeply moving, written from her perspective as a palliative care doctor working in a hospice, and including her own grief at the death of her father from cancer. 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