Announcement from Authors North (LinkedIn)
“2nd annual ‘Meet the Authors’ Event, Saturday, 28 September 2013, above ‘Pitcher & Piano’, Coney St. York. 10.00 hrs – 16 .30 hrs. FREE.
Come along and meet a variety of local authors! There will be book signings, readings, presentations, group discussions, new book launches, all in comfortable surroundings with refreshments available from the restaurant.
I’ll be there with copies of ‘Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care’ at discount price £12.50 and giving a talk ‘Crafting your Story’.
With a Foreword by Professor Karol Sikora, Nothing Personal can be a tool for medical education and also a handbook telling patients what standards they should expect. It raises many issues including communication, information, consent, pain relief, psychology, psycho-oncology, psycho-social issues, paternalism and patient autonomy and the need for COMPASSION IN HEALTHCARE. There are discussion sections throughout looking at what needed to change, backed by research references for better/evidence-based practice.
Yet I’m told it reads like a novel – and when it won the prestigious Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award in 2009 the judges described it as ‘Unputdownable – funny, poignant, thought-provoking, but above all a wonderful read’.
Macmillan Cancer Support hailed it as ‘a Landmark for the patient Voice’ (Exchange Magazine 2008).
It was given as an essay prize by the Royal College of Nursing and has received much acclaim from health professionals in medical journals, with similar reviews from patients on Macmillan Cancer Support website. There’s even one on an Australian website. It’s held in medical libraries and cancer support and information centres.
It may surprise you!
Nothing Personal is available from the publishers, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, or Amazon – (or a multitude of other websites if you Google it).