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: speaking out
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
For all those wishing to make healthcare more humane and compassionate, here’s two gifts for you this Christmas 1. “From HERO to HEALER – Awakening the inner activist” – a free book just for you! If you are feeling ground-down … Continue reading
The above question has been posed by a doctor, writing from Canada, in response to an online BMJ article which reports on Macmillan Cancer Relief’s call for the government to improve NHS support for colorectal cancer patients (Zosia Kmietowicz, ‘Charity … Continue reading
How valid is the use of all-cause mortality in randomized screening trials? In the light of overdiagnosis, overtreatment and resultant deaths, should all-cause mortality be the end point in randomized screening trials? This paper examines the validity of disease-specific deaths … Continue reading
A bmj news item by Michael Woodhead reports that Australian doctors face two years in jail for reporting asylum seekers’ health. Doctors are threatened with ‘two years in jail if they speak out about abuse and poor conditions in detention … Continue reading