On Friday, our Director of Services and Policy, Dr Helen Bulbeck, gave the introductory lecture at the 2015 BNOS conference. She presented to members of the clinical community, charities and healthcare professionals about how clinicians can best communicate a brain tumour diagnosis to their patients.
We know that you want better, more honest conversations with your clinical teams, sooner. The lecture communicated the importance of addressing this, and shows methods to how it can be achieved by taking a ‘patient as the co-pilot, not passenger’ approach.
Helen’s closing remarks, ‘say what you notice. Not what you think’ would give patients and clinical a much more equal role in consultations, if applied.
This approach would help put you in control from the moment of diagnosis.
And more control can mean a better outcome. We know.