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That One Patient by Ellen de Visser

That One Patient

Doctors' and Nurses' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever

Ellen de Visser

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9780008375119

That One Patient is brimming with intimate stories of connection and of the unanticipated ways we can affect one other's lives. All of them remind us of just how extraordinary humans can be, and of our incredible capacity for bravery, strength and humour.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
6 Mar 2020

"...the vivid and compelling true stories she subsequently gathered for a series of newspaper columns are recounted in this moving and humane collection"

This Dutch bestseller by a science journalist is founded on a simple premise: that every medical professional has one patient whose story touches them in a way they did not expect, changing their entire outlook in the process. De Visser's inspiration came from the oncologist who attended her father's funeral and told her "there is always that one patient". From the doctor who quotes Shakespeare to the nurse who changes her mind about euthanasia, the vivid and compelling true stories she subsequently gathered for a series of newspaper columns are recounted in this moving and humane collection. Now 4th February 2021. 

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