Duty of Care

One NHS Doctor's Story of Courage and Compassion on the COVID-19 Frontline

Narrated by Dr Dominic Pimenta
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Pub Date 03 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2020

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Hear the incredible full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a doctor on the frontline. Dominic Pimenta’s first-hand account that captures the shock and surprise, panic and power of unprecedented times.

On the 8th of February, Dr Dominic Pimenta encountered his first suspected case of coronavirus. Within a week, he began wearing a mask on the tube, and within a month, he moved over to the Intensive Care Unit to help fight the virus. 

From the initial whispers coming out of China and the collective hesitation to class this as a pandemic to full lockdown and the continued battle to treat whoever came through the doors, Dr Pimenta tells the heroic stories of how the entire system shifted to tackle this outbreak and how, ultimately, the staff managed to save lives.

Hear the incredible full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a doctor on the frontline. Dominic Pimenta’s first-hand account that captures the shock and surprise, panic and power of unprecedented...

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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781004017096
PRICE £16.99 (GBP)
DURATION 10 Hours, 29 Minutes

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Duty of Care is a deeply personal account of Dr Dominic Pimenta, a doctor for the British NHS. Not only was he fighting the virus on the frontlines in intensive care units, he was also a vocal advocate for early lockdowns and taking it upon himself to reach the public through social media and start a charity to help fellow healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
I listened to the audiobook format, which was engaging and well-paced. Pimenta does a fantastic job narrating and telling his story.
This book provides a lot of insight into the healthcare profession from a number of perspectives and I highly recomend it, especially as proceeds from the sale of Duty of Care are donated to the HEROES charity Pimenta founded to assist healthcare workers in need.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the ALC.

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A fascinating view point of the covid-19 pandemic. I was immediately impressed with this book, yes we have all got our own experience of this pandemic and lockdown but i have really enjoyed listening to Dr Dominic Pimenta’s take on the events and how this played out for him, in his job as a cardiologist and a frontline worker and in his home life as a family man. I found the personal feel to this book is what really made it a success, yes there are statistics and a fair bit of medical terminology but that doesn’t overtake the Dr’s personal views and experiences. It is the perfect combination of both.
The added extras of the Audiobook were that it was narrated brilliantly by Dr Pimenta himself, again adding to the really personal feel of the book and secondly the Q and A’s at the end of each chapter giving that added detail or explanation, meaning the reader/listener has a deeper understanding.
I am looking forward to returning to this book again once covid-19 is further back in our memories; to reminisce on how devastating the whole thing was at the time, how we overcame the bad time’s and to compare with how things will be (hopefully a lot brighter)

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