Smart Health Choices – making sense of health advice – by Irwig, Irwig, Trevena and Sweet
Five key questions are covered in the book, and screening crops up throughout.
1. What will happen if I wait and watch?
2. What are my test or treatment options?
3. What are the benefits and harms of these options?
4. How do the benefits and harms weigh up for me?
5. Do I have enough information to make a choice?
This book is now freely accessible online – to read or to download. PDFs are available for downloading under each section. See http://www.health.usyd.edu.au/shdg/resources/smart_health_choices.php
Maybe could prevent people becoming patients?
Nothing Personal: Disturbing Undercurrents in Cancer Care
Used in medical education.
Includes referenced discussion sections for evidence-based practice.
- Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award
"A landmark for the patient voice"
- Macmillan Cancer Support
"A remarkable book... essential reading for all who deal with cancer patients - health professionals, politicians, health service developers, carers and, of course, patients themselves... will surely inspire change."
- Professor Karol Sikora in his foreword.