Consequences

Loss of speech

By Abi Banham

Perhaps the biggest barrier to communication in healthcare is the loss of direct verbal speech.

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Anorexia was taking my life

By Abi Banham

I was in hell. I knew I had anorexia, but it doesn't stop you from trying to deny it. Lying and trying to hide it from yourself and others become part of the norm.

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Online Services in Primary Care

By Alicia Hassall

Online services in primary care.

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Who is coordinating my care?

By Dr Lynn Furber

Cancer is fraught with uncertainty. The healthcare received should never exacerbate it. My clinical team left me coordinating my care when I really didn't know what was happening.

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Avoid Using Medical Jargon

By Alicia Hassall

Recently my friends and I have realised that we are using medical jargon without even noticing. We are medical students and are continually learning.

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Miscommunication- Alison’s Story

By Alison and Alicia

Alison's story shows how miscommunication has a long-lasting impact on emotional well-being and perception of care.

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Part 3: Confirm a diagnosis

By Lynn Furber

After seeing the doctor in the emergency department, an appointment was made to see a specialist doctor (Consultant) at my local hospital.

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Part 2: Reflecting on bad news

By Lynn Furber

As I sit at home, reflecting on the bad news the doctors have given me, I feel a little embarrassed.

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Part 1. Receiving bad news

By Lynn Furber

So, how did I end up receiving bad news about cancer? Well, after a testing day of cycling, I ended up in the Emergency Department (ED) with a suspected broken back. What happened?

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