Monday 15th April at 6:30pm
Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.
Join us for an evening with psychologist Dr Caroline Elton, as she discusses her new book ‘Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors’.
Doctors are the people we turn to in our darkest moments. We trust them with our lives. But what does that stress do to a person? What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system stretched to breaking point? To make decisions that will change lives – or possibly end them? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Caroline Elton is a psychologist who, for two decades, has specialised in helping doctors: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist struggling to face patients with the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon whose career stalled in an environment hostile to women; and many more. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession.
There will also be a chance to discuss the book at ‘Max’s Walking Book Club’ on Sunday 31st March at 11.30am. Join other book lovers for a walk in the fields of Saffron Walden to discuss the book. No ticket needed and no need to reserve a place – friends, dogs and children all welcome. We’ll be setting off from the shop at 11.30 am for about an hour’s walk.