Trauma prevention: within four walls
Ben Bravery was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in his late 20s. That led to many months of treatment and much of his time in hospital wards and doctors’ clinics.
He was confronted with over-worked and stressed medical staff and a health system which placed grades over patient bed-side manner.
Once treated, he decided to enact change in the health system by becoming a doctor himself.
He’s written a memoir about his experience, The Patient Doctor, where he shines a light on what needs to change to ensure the patient is at the heart of healthcare.