Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with my patients about life and death

Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with my patients about life and death

By  Ranjana Srivastava

Tell Me the Truth is an acknowledgement of the incredible courage of ordinary people as they confront the big issues of life and death.

'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.'

Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava, working in one of Australia's busiest hospitals, is constantly present at the moments that change people's lives forever: when they are told they have cancer. As her patients face this hardest of truths, Dr Srivastava is privileged and humbled to see the wisdom and clarity with which they bear their illness. Here she allows us to witness the intimacies of the world of medicine and shares the unexpected truths that she has learned about what is genuinely important.

Tell Me the Truth is an acknowledgement of the incredible courage of ordinary people as they confront the big issues of life and death.

'A moving examination of the ways doctors and patients communicate.' Caroline Overington, The Australian

'Enlightening.' The Age

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9780143571148

January 2, 2014

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9781742531274

August 25, 2010

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