Cancer type: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Duration: 11minutes 34 seconds
Themes: adult-adult relationships; communication and respect
Chonette consulted the practice nurse 3 weeks after noting a node in her armpit. She turned
out to have CLL and eventually needed a stem cell transplant. Her GP was “wonderful”,
helped her understand the system and Chonette felt that she “could trust somebody”. Even
more importantly, a conversation with the GP was like a conversation between “two normal
people”. Chonette experienced the arrogance and superiority of several other doctors.