Ten MORE Books in Healthcare (fiction and non-fiction)

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Reading! I’m getting too little of that done these days. Twenty days into the new year and I haven’t finished a book yet. I’ve made some recommendations of books for people in the health sciences to read, here and here, so today I add another list of great books relating to healthcare – for healthcare students, professionals or enthusiasts. (It’s Freebie Week with Top Ten Tuesday, which is a great gift as it is my birthday week!)

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The Ultimate Book at the Start of a New Era in my Medical Career [Review]

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The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands by Eric Topol

What I thought this book would be about:

Doctors are too paternalistic, patients know better than doctors, FREEDOM TO THE PEOPLE YO, doctors are obsolete, welcome our overlords the computers who will heal you now.

What this book was about:

The inevitable changes in medical science that give us the choice: adapt or die. (Spoiler alert: adaptation is usually the preferable option.) Awesome technology! Awesome ethical discussions! Incredible advancements! Medicine is NOT stagnant! Awesome peer-reviewed research!

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Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

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With TTT and The Broke and the Bookish this week we do a roundup of our favourite reads of the year. Obviously this is really hard, but I’ll try. The links are to my reviews, unless I haven’t written a review, in which case they refer to the GoodReads page.

Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr – It pushed all the right buttons. I loved it, and it might be the most unexpected favourite of my entire year.

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