CPD accreditation for some Radcliffe books started earlier this year. They confirm that my book, ‘Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care’, would be very appropriate for accreditation and could well apply when they reprint. Currently they have only 35 copies in stock.
‘Nothing Personal’ won the Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award 2009, has been given as a prize by the Royal College of Nursing and has received mujch acclaim in medical journals: https://evenstarsexplode.wordpress.com/nothing-personal/reviews/
It raises many ongoing issues about healthcare in general as well as cancer care in particular, including the need for holistic care and compassion. It covers a time of great change as paternalism was giving way to patient autonomy and includes some of my experience in user involvement.
I wanted it to be more than just a patient experience story, so each event is followed by discussion sections with suggestions for change backed by research references and examples of evidence based practice.
Although aimed at medical education, it also can inform patients of the standards they should expect and some patient reviews can be found at:
This is not a book for the faint-hearted, but is for those who really ‘want to know’. If we don’t acknowledge what needs to change, how can there be improvements?
Nothing Personal is very relevant to the current call for more COMPASSION in healthcare – both for clinicians and allied healthcare staff as well as for patients.
Macmillan Cancer Support called Nothing Personal ‘A Landmark for the Patient Voice’ (Exchange magazine 2008) so if it is accredited patients voices will reach the next generation of doctors and nurses.
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