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- Date and time Wed 9 Dec 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Location Online
A specialist in palliative care, an award-winning author, and a former television journalist, Dr Rachel Clarke is a multitalented and inspirational member of the medical field. She will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely for a fascinating conversation about her transition from journalism to becoming a medical professional working on the frontlines, her continuous efforts to give her patients the best quality care and help, her best-selling book Your Life in My hands, and her new book Breathtaking, which describes how it feels to confront a pandemic from the inside and witness the courage of patients and NHS staff alike in conditions of unprecedented adversity.
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Before she embarked on her medical journey, Dr Clarke was a television journalist and documentary maker. During her career in journalism, she has written for both national and international newspapers and journals, including The Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Independent, New York Time, Prospect, BMJ, NEJM and Lancet. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC Newsnight, BBC Woman’s Hour, ITV News, Channel 4 News and Sky News, among many others.
Currently, Dr Clarke is an NHS palliative care doctor who cares passionately about caring for patients at the end-of-life and helping them live as richly and fully as possible.
She will also be talking about her memoir, the Sunday Times bestselling Your Life in My hands, where she takes her readers in a deeply emotional journey of finding light in the darkest of places and reveals what life is like for a junior doctor in the NHS frontline.
*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Rachel's work requirements.
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