Doctors Who Kill

Carol Anne Davis

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Allison & Busby

Published: 10-04-2011

£8.99

At their best they cure disease, help the sick, and are sworn to ‘do no harm’. So what leads a small minority of healthcare workers to a life of violent crime? From Beverly Allitt, the nurse who preyed on children in her care, to the infamous Dr Harold Shipman, Carol Anne Davis delves into the stories behind these healers who became murderers.

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SKU: 9780749008840

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From Beverley Allitt, the attention-seeking nurse who preyed on the children in her care, to the infamous Dr Harold Shipman, who was responsible for the deaths of at least 218 of his patients, history has been littered with examples of healers who have done anything but. In a comprehensive study of violent crimes perpetrated by health care professionals, Davis offers valuable insights into 34 case studies involving doctors and nurses who have crossed the line from healer to killer. These in depth analyses include interviews with experts in the fields of mental health and criminology.

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Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 448