“This is my story and the stories of other doctors who chose to walk away. Ours is a private anguish filled with the niggling suspicion that we should have been stronger, more committed, more able to handle the daily realities of practising medicine in South Africa.”
A moving personal account that exposes the pressures that come with being a doctor in South Africa.
Winner of the City Press Nonfiction Award 2012.
Shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award 2015.
Phalime’s book is a must read, at least for policy makers as SA undertakes a massive transformation of the health-care system with the introduction of national health insurance. – Financial Mail
A valuable, insightful book. – Sunday Times
It took a brave young woman to write this – one who decided to stand up to the inner and outer critical voices that demand we accept what is unacceptable. – Cape Times
Launch of Postmortem, May 2014