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.
Category Archives: cancer
Breast screening, health checks and psychological tactics for GPs to encourage attendance, despite ineffectiveness and harms!
https://www.healthwatch-uk.org/images/Newsletters/Number_104.pdf If you enjoy the series ‘Yes, Minister’ you will probably love Issue 104, 2016-17 of the HealthWatch charity’s Newsletter, especially pages 6-8. Breast screening, health checks, nsaids, …what doesn’t work? In his acceptance speech, HealthWatch Award Winner Peter Gotzsche … Continue reading
Here is a breast screening leaflet that shows women what they really need to know before deciding whether breast screening is for them. It puts women’s risk into perspective, as well as showing the remote chance of any benefit. Bour … Continue reading
‘…continuing screening in elderly women would misrepresent the net benefit of mammography in these groups. Guidelines that mislead women about the net health benefits they can expect from mammography would disrespect our mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters.’ Time to douse … Continue reading
Gerd Gigerenzer explains why patients, the public and doctors, too, do not understand what constitutes evidence for ‘saving lives’ and offers clear tools for informed choice. There is a fact box for mammography screening, with options below – ‘open in … Continue reading
LinkedIn message from Audrey Nailor, editor at ecancer: The Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP), which represents and supports medical oncologists in the UK, has published a new Strategy for improving cancer patient services and outcomes: http://ecancer.org/journal/10/full/608-an-association-of-cancer-physicians-strategy-for-improving-services-and-outcomes-for-cancer-patients.php I have submitted a … Continue reading