Joanna Cannon: Breaking and Mending
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Sunday 27 October
Joanna Cannon is not only the author of two best-selling novels, but also a psychiatrist who has now written a powerful memoir, Breaking and Mending, of her time as a junior doctor.
We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments daily: from her first post-mortem to telling a patient she’s sorry. These moments teach her that emotional care and understanding mental health can be as critical as restoring a heartbeat.
In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, candid and beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors, patients and the hospital, and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.