Humanising healthcare: Robin Youngson

“We need people who do not doubt our good intentions, but are prepared to tell us things others are not” – Dr Helen Williamson, RCPath, p 185 in ‘Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care’. I was fortunate to have worked alongside Dr Williamson in the Royal College of Pathologists’ Lay Advisory Council which comprised 6 doctors and 6 lay people. ‘No tokenism’ was the rule – the LAC was fully integrated into College working due to Dr Willamson’s efforts and leadership, and that of her colleagues.

And now I am fortunate once again, having been invited to join Dr Robin Youngson in the bmj editorial of the Christmas edition.

Compassionate doctors are the Great ‘Men’ of Medicine.

BMJ Editorial: Humanising healthcare. Dr Robin Youngson is an anaesthetist in New Zealand.


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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