Reviews

  • Case's empathy and compassion are everywhere evident in this beautifully written narrative

    Sunday Times
  • Written with a poet's ear for language and a nurse's compassionate heart. It will make you cry, and it will buoy your faith in humanity

    Stylist
  • This fascinating and erudite book takes us through one woman's lovely relationship with her father interspersed with poignant and searing tales from the world of the nurse, as these two worlds move towards an emotional collision. Molly has treated us to a book that gets to the heart (literally) of a nurse's life. As well as being informative, moving and so interesting, it is a bloody good read. Anyone who needs any more convincing that the NHS is our most invaluable asset will find that many times over within the pages of this book

    Jo Brand
  • Beautifully written and passionate tales from the nurse you would choose for yourself

    Stephen Westaby, author of 'Fragile Lives'
  • Molly Case reminds us that humanity and moments of true care are as healing as the medicine modern science can deliver

    Julia Samuel, author of 'Grief Works'
  • The tandem stories of Case as nurse and daughter exert the pull of a novel through pages threaded with philosophy and history, ethics and etymology

    Sunday Telegraph
  • What differentiates How to Treat People from other cracking doctor and nurse memoirs already out there is Case's youth and her outstanding use of language. Her charm is her generation's charm: open, loving, bold, inquisitive, caring. May she inspire her contemporaries to join her in a vital job

    Melanie Reid, The Times
  • The moments of empathy and kindness in extreme, tragic situations form the focal point of Case's book, which weaves together science and storytelling

    Red Magazine
  • A profound reflection on the way we live and die

    Bookseller
  • Intense, powerful, moving and very enlightening on what it means to be a nurse. I loved its endless curiosity about the language of medicine and the practice of care. It seemed infused with a love and respect for the profession itself

    Gerard Woodward