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What your patient is thinking – this book spills the beans, plus it has discussion sections and research links to better/evidence-based practice: Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care. Radcliffe Publishing (Taylor & Francis – Routledge); CPD certified. (Winner, Medical … Continue reading

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CPD accredited Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care

Ideal for Continuing Professional Development and medical education at all levels: ‘This is a beautifully written book, styled in a natural mix of prose, poetry and discussion points, which provides a rare insight into the thoughts of someone who can … Continue reading

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Nothing personal – now CPD accredited

‘If anyone is in any doubt of the need to take a more patient-centred approach to dealing with patients then they should read this.’ — Dr Eric Watts, The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, Number 144 – October … Continue reading

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CPD accredited: Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care

‘…it was a bit of a departure to find myself sitting up in bed one night almost unable to put down ‘Nothing Personal’…I left ‘Testament of Youth’ languishing on the floor to read this book; a fitting tribute to a … Continue reading

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CPD certification for Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care, Radcliffe Publishing (CRC Press), Winner of the Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award 2009, now has CPD accreditation. While the story reads like a novel, with humorous sketches throughout, there are discussion sections … Continue reading

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A Valentine contribution for the Creative Writing Group

February 14 ‘Thanks’, I say. ‘How sweet! – Cadbury’s Milk Tray’. The annual, unimaginative, unwanted treat. You: ‘It’s nothing.’ True! But you think it will do… When we were 6 and fell in love, you promised a jewel in exchange … Continue reading

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