Harriet - Interview 1- Jewish Health
Age at interview: 55
Age at diagnosis: 20
Brief outline: Harriet was originally diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 20 and though she has had some long periods of remission, four recurrences later she remains both vigilant and positive.
Background: Harriet is a management consultant and is married. Ethnic background/nationality' Jewish/Russian/Polish
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- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Harriet is a management consultant and is married. Ethnic background/nationality' Jewish/Russian/Polish
While I was under the care of the [hospital] I remember having some real issues with the difference between the way consultants and doctors treated patients in this country and the relationship that I had with them in the United States, which to me was much more human at the time. In the USA a patient was able to talk to her physician, ask questions, challenge and be part of the healing process, where in Britain, patients were expected to be good listeners and do what they were told. I found that very, very challenging.
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