How to Treat People: A Nurse's Notes


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Molly Case is a spoken-word artist, writer, and nurse. She was born and raised in London, where she currently works at St. George's Hospital as a cardiac nurse specialist. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, Elle magazine, and the Huffington Post.


Molly Case takes us on a wondrous journey into healthcare's mysterious world, interweaving her nursing care with science and history while, most importantly, offering her patients compassion, all in the midst of allowing us to peer into her personal life as she manages health issues striking her and her father. No one lives a life absent of illness or injury. I hope that when takotsubo syndrome (failing heart) overcomes me, Molly will be available to provide my care.--Henry Jay Przybylo, author of Counting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia
Case has produced a serious book, one that deserves a place in the rich contemporary canon of medical memoirs...She is best when describing the conditions that mysteriously hover between physical and psychological...She shows us that the unique role of a nurse is to understand and care for people both physically and emotionally.
This beguiling memoir traces Case's career as a nurse in various hospitals, and is by turns gut-wrenching in its visceral descriptions of medical emergencies, and filled with the joy and satisfaction of seeing a patient recover...Case's empathy and compassion are everywhere evident in this beautifully written narrative.
How to Treat People gets to the heart of who we are--how we live and also how we die. I was moved twice over--by the work Molly does as a nurse every day, and by the book she has written.--Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love Nina: A Nanny Writes Home