On the bookshelf: April 2018

Drawn to true stories of challenge and triumph, especially if they are set in a medical milieu? Care about improving the health care system? Love good writing that makes you stop and think about your own life? In this series, I'll share some of my favourite and most thought-provoking books on health, healing, and the system around it all. If you are lucky enough to have a local independent bookseller, please consider sourcing these books directly.

 This book of controlled clinical research studies how personal self-disclosure boosts both emotional health, physical health, and immune functions—and how inhibition has been linked to higher levels of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and a variety of health problems.

This book of controlled clinical research studies how personal self-disclosure boosts both emotional health, physical health, and immune functions—and how inhibition has been linked to higher levels of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and a variety of health problems.

 In a way, we all know the story of Elizabeth Edward’s struggle with breast cancer and with her marriage. But we know less about the terrible effects on her of her teenage son’s death. This book takes us inside the private life and the extraordinary bravery of a woman who discovered how to live with grace.

In a way, we all know the story of Elizabeth Edward’s struggle with breast cancer and with her marriage. But we know less about the terrible effects on her of her teenage son’s death. This book takes us inside the private life and the extraordinary bravery of a woman who discovered how to live with grace.

 This book is a collection of Dr. Don Berwick’s speeches, including all those given from 2003-2012 given to the annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Each piece, full of stories and provocative questions and ideas, is augmented by a commentary offered by a variety of thought leaders in healthcare.

This book is a collection of Dr. Don Berwick’s speeches, including all those given from 2003-2012 given to the annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Each piece, full of stories and provocative questions and ideas, is augmented by a commentary offered by a variety of thought leaders in healthcare.

 This book is for anyone who likes to go behind the scenes and understand the dynamics of communication. The stories vary from ones of struggle to ones of collaboration and partnership.

This book is for anyone who likes to go behind the scenes and understand the dynamics of communication. The stories vary from ones of struggle to ones of collaboration and partnership.