The Book Club meets on the 1st Monday every other month. We’re meeting online at the moment. It provides an opportunity to meet other readers in the Trust and discuss fiction and non-fiction based on clinical themes. All colleagues are welcome to come along and join the discussion. If you would like further information please contact email@example.com.
In March we’ll be reading 'When Breath becomes Air' by Paul Kalanithi. We’ll meet online on Monday 15th March at 5pm on MS Teams.
'An intimate and exquisitely written meditation on the meaning of life by a young neurosurgeon facing terminal cancer. Dr. Paul Kalanithi wrote When Breath Becomes Air in the last 22 months of his life.
The result is an inspirational account of family, medicine and literature, on publication swiftly finding an audience of booksellers moved by its gradual shift from hope to Kalanithi’s dignified acceptance of life’s end.
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?
Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both'.
Waterstones Review. https://www.waterstones.com/book/when-breath-becomes-air/paul-kalanithi/9781784701994
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