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Loads of great reading & viewing for summer and 2015

Loads of great reading & viewing for summer and 2015

’Tis the season for reading, relaxing, and reflecting. Thanks to Croakey contributors for sharing below their suggestions for recommended reading and viewing. Enjoy! *** Q: What is the best book that you read in 2014 and why would you recommend it to Croakey readers? Laurie Garrett’s ebook on the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, Zaire […]

Now for some quality book time – summer reading suggestions from Croakey contributors

Now for some quality book time – summer reading suggestions from Croakey contributors

If you’re looking for summer reading, there are plenty of suggestions below, from the worlds of fiction and non-fiction. *** Croakey contributors were asked: What books have you read this year that you would recommend to this blog’s readers? Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity, ANU The Body Economic by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu. […]

Some more books for your bedside… (recommendations from Croakey contributors, part 2)

Some more books for your bedside… (recommendations from Croakey contributors, part 2)

For those not satiated by the recent post making suggestions for your holiday reading, below are some more titles recommended by Croakey contributors. •  Associate Professor David Thomas Menzies School of Health Research, and the Lowitja Institute. Two very different books that I read and are really about public health this year. Susan Cain’s Quiet: […]

Recommended reading for your summer holidays, from Croakey contributors

Recommended reading for your summer holidays, from Croakey contributors

“Not to be too grand about it, but a book ought to alter the reader’s life, add to the reader’s life, in some fundamental way. You have a compact with the reader that if he gives you the time then something will be better for him. His understanding will increase, an emotional satisfaction will ensue, a cathartic experience will […]

Creating resilience in doctors

Creating resilience in doctors

How can doctors become more resilient and thus hopefully also better able to care for their patients? This is the subject of a new book,  First Do No Harm: Being a Resilient Doctor in the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill Australia), by two prominent GPs and academics, Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd.