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The Prison Doctor Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women only prison in Europe Bronzefield From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self harm she has witnessed it all In this memoir Amanda reveals the stories the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget

10 thoughts on “The Prison Doctor

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Sucked in by the hype view spoilerSUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER As seen on BBC Breakfast TV Horrifying heartbreaking and eye opening these are the stories the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent being a doctor behind bars Violence Drugs Suicide Welcome to the world of a Prison Doctor hide spoiler

  2. Sara Sara says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I’ve never really thought about healthcare in prisons For someone like myself with a pretty privileged background I’ve never really needed to think about it The Prison Doctor has opened my eyes to some of the tasks medical professionals undertake in such an environment and some of the struggles they encounter in order to try and help their patientsOne of the main feelings I got while reading this was the large amount of compassion Dr Amanda Brown has for her patients and the sometimes truly awful situations that have led to them being in prison We follow Brown as she leaves her job as a community GP to working in a young offender’s institute then a men’s prison and finally a women’s prison Every job is varied fast paced and harrowing but it’s her time within the women’s prison that stands out the most These women she treats are often so institutionalised that they feel safer within the prison walls constantly reoffending to remain inside because it’s better than a life spent on the streets wrapped up in prostitution or domestic abuse There’s one particular woman who’s so ashamed of an ulcer on her leg because of the smell that she wraps it in sanitary towels rather than go to the doctor for help She’s become so use to thinking that she’s worthless that she doesn’t see herself as worthy of help That made me so sad to think that really a lot of these women just need someone to talk to And that’s what Dr Brown does She listens never judges as her eyes are opened to this new world The writing is good too It’s a uick read structured and emotional without getting too bogged down in facts or opinions Dr Brown lets the stories and the people speak for themselves and I think it’s this simplicity that makes it work so well It’s certainly brought to my attention a forgotten route in healthcare and might make me think twice about all those missed appointments we get at work from prisoners who fail to turn up for their MRI scans in the future The level of responsibility is seriously high too often Dr Brown has to fight to get her patients admitted to hospital when the prison guards are severely understaffed or is often the first on scene to a suicide attempt up to her elbows in blood It’s high risk high adrenaline stuff Fascinating read that’s made me think above and beyond my own career

  3. Moya Richardson Moya Richardson says:

    The writer is extremely irritating throughout the whole book She loves to shout about how much she cares for her patients and how they all entirely depend on her to survive It's very poorly written and so full of cliches Not worth the money at all

  4. ~Bookishly Numb~ ~Bookishly Numb~ says:

    This book was such a valuable insight from start to finish I wish I hadn't left it sitting on my shelf so long as this book was just what the doctor ordered Doctor Amanda Brown trained to be a doctor and she worked in her own GP surgery that she helped develop over the years she was there When the Government announced that there was going to be some major changes made instead of accepting that she took a giant leap of faith and left to join the prison service where over the years she worked at four or five different prisons coming into close contact with many inmates from different walks of life I didn't expect to love this as much as I did but I've always had an interest in prisons which began I'd left school I had a strong desire to become a social worker and would be based working in a prison enabling me to work with the other prison staff and the prisoners themselves This never happened because life happened and things change but I always ponder about the what if?Dr Amanda Brown is an amazing compassionate person and to see and deal with devastating events that often occur on a daily basis you have to have a strong will mainly so you can sleep at night This is a well written memoir and I was rather disappointed once I'd finished it

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    I thought this book was really good and very interesting in how doctors in the prison system work It was a very easy read and I flew through the pages It was very enjoyable and I hope Amanda writes another book because I really want to know It was a great read

  6. Alice (MTB/Alice Tied The Bookish Knot) Alice (MTB/Alice Tied The Bookish Knot) says:

    This medical memoir was eye opening gripping and at times very hard hitting to read Following Amanda's experiences of working as a doctor first in a GP Surgery then a Male Youth Offenders Unit a male prison and finally a women's prison over many years she sees first hand incidents that occur within the prison walls and learns about most of their backgrounds There are triggers in this for self harm suicide and blood However I can't recommend this book highly enough The stories of the inmates were a mixture of joy and sadness real sadness that made me feel a little teary towards the end

  7. Stephanie Parnell Stephanie Parnell says:

    The whole book felt like it was blowing smoke up her own butt; it felt like she was constantly telling us how all these prisoners love me The story about her confronting the prisoner who shouted mean comments at her when leaving the prison which lead to the prisoner saying oh I'm sorry doc i didn't realise it was you I just do it to pass the time felt like her telling us yet again how the prisoners loved her and would never knowingly disrespect her like that Especially since she had just told us other people had things thrown at them from windows when leaving but never me Also i didn't like how she looked down on others like the Drs that still worked as GPs were shallow and their jobs weren't as important as hers I would have like detail on the political aspects of the prison system how overcrowding lack of funding understaffing and the stigma of incarceration and how that affect her job it was all a bit superficial in that aspect She came across as arrogant and self centred but also a bit lick ass y when talking about some people Not for me which is a shame because i love books like these I'd recommend The Language of Kindness which also provides historical context and the pressures modern nurses are facing today Or This is going to Hurt which is a funny and yet true account of a Drs journey through training

  8. Shawney Shawney says:

    I thought this book was painful to read It seemed so amateur The writer described every single thing and it was so draining For example 'I took a hot cup of tea and sat down at our chunky wooden table' Almost every other word was unnecessary and just so child like The I think about it the I disliked the book I can't even begin to comment on the stories in there because they were surrounded by and contained so much fluff

  9. Kira Kira says:

    One middle class do gooder steps outside of her usual orbit and ego trips for 200 pages as a result Will never understand the 5 star reviews

  10. Bookread2day Bookread2day says:

    My paperback review is on my website wwwbookread2daywordpresscomAn horrifying heartbreaking and eye opening stories of patients and the casesDr Amanda Brown had worked in HMP Bronzefield that was the largest female prison in Europe Home to seventeen out of the twenty most dangerous women in the UK Some of the high profile murderers have been locked up there Serial killer Joanna Dennehy Becky Watt’s killer Shauna Hoare Mairead Philpott who helped start a fire that killed six of her children and Rosemary West Dr Amanda Brown was called to a cell with a woman having a baby She also has worked at HMP Huntercombe where juveniles at the age 15 18 year old are behind bars From 2009 2016 Dr Amanda Brown worked at the scrubs A Code Blue was called the most serious and often life threatening emergencies that Dr Amanda Brown talks about I have great admiration for Dr Amanda Brown at 64 she doesn’t pla to stop working she plans only to stop working when she stops enjoying it

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