“Don’t subject staff or patients to guidelines without a decision aid and a number needed to treat or harm,” writes Margaret McCartney (BMJ 2015;351:h4839 – For better primary care, pay GPs for service).
“Acknowledge that a 10 minute consultation is not adequate, safe, or satisfying for most people, so stop doing things that don’t work, and make time for longer ones.”
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.