I've just posted a message about my book, 'Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care' on this forum. Among the many issues it raises is Communication - with a capital C. The (well meant) paternalism and lack of communication skills during my cancer treatment caused more stress than the cancer. This also had a major impact on patient safety at the time, plus I had years of playback and the psychological damage is lifelong. The good news is that it all prompted me to become involved in cancer services and I've met and worked alongside some wonderful patient-centred nurses and doctors - in a voluntary capacity.
Some people say 'cancer changed my life'. I say 'cancer care changed my life'. The experience prompted me to speak out and this led me along a path of increasing opportunities.
I do hope you will take a look at my previous post just a few minutes ago.