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Tell Me the Truth : Conversations with My Patients About Life and Death - Ranjana Srivastava

Tell Me the Truth

Conversations with My Patients About Life and Death


Published: 2nd January 2014
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'Cancer patients put up with the most and complain the least, endowed with an uncommon wisdom that is a privilege to observe. It is not simply that they see the big picture; if you spend long enough with them, they help you see it too.'

What really happens when someone hears the words 'You have cancer'? What has preceded it and what comes after? Written with great compassion and honesty, this is a rare view from the other side of the desk. Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava reflects on the very human side of the medical profession – the moral dilemmas, the anxieties, the empathy – and shows us that the best doctors are the ones who keep learning by listening to their patients.

This book is much more than an oncologist's diary; it is an acknowledgement of the incredible courage of ordinary people as they confront the big issues of life and death.

About the Author

Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is the author of Dying for a Chat, which addresses the lack of communication between doctors and patients.


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a must read


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


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    what a eye opener this book is it will make you stop and think a must read
    outstanding as always

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    ISBN: 9780143571148
    ISBN-10: 0143571141
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 2nd January 2014
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 19.9
    Edition Number: 1