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Title: Things That Matter
Authors: Galler, David (Dr)
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 224
Year: 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Language: English
Description: Intensive Care Specialist Dr David Galler is a man who on a daily basis has the opportunity to consider just what are the things that really matter. In the hands of this veteran Auckland physician, we journey through the hallowed doors of the Intensive Care Unit and into the lives of the patients and staff and beyond. From the nuts and bolts of bodies to the wider picture of New Zealand's health care system, it is not only the professional arena laid bare, but the personal too, particularly the story of his Polish Jewish refugee parents.

Subtitled 'stories of life and death', this is an enlightening and engaging book, refreshing in its blend of humanity and science.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Although there are rather technical aspects to the book, the use of personal anecdotes and humour make it a very enjoyable read."

"The book is almost a social documentary around the NZ health system."

"The book is informative to the lay person and easy and engaging to read."

"I have a medical background and found the book a very interesting read."

"I certainly wouldn't recommend this book to anyone recently bereaved."

"Anyone interested in health and health services in NZ, and public health concerns, would find this book very interesting."

"It's very interesting to read the author's thoughts on the NZ health care system. I wasn't so interested in reading how body organs function. It's not for the squeamish."
Categories: Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Social commentary/perspectives, Blind Foundation book, 2019 Titles

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