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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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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 … Continue reading

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Nothing personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care. Radcliffe Publishing.

Winner, Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award; essay prize, RC Nursing; ‘a landmark for the patient voice’ – Macmillan Cancer Support (Exchange). Excerpt 6 Chapter 6, page 23 – 30 ‘He’s telling me the tumour is in the anal canal, … Continue reading

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What cancer patients need

The 2013 Britain Against Cancer Conference (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) Central Hall, Westminster 10th December http://www.appg-cancer.org.uk ) was organised around cancer priorities for the new NHS within 5 Domains. Domain 1: ‘Preventing people from dying prematurely’ focuses on … Continue reading

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Compassionate living

I just saw this on Facebook: ‘A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it … Continue reading

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