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Margaret McCartney is a General Practitioner (GP) and undergraduate tutor at the School of Medicine in the University of Glasgow. She is also a columnist for the British Medical Journal. Award-winning writer and regular broadcaster for Radio 4’s Inside Health, she started writing for the press after reading in a newspaper that CT body scans were the way to stay healthy. She frequently blogs and tweets.
Her main interests focus on evidence, screening, risk communication, medicalization and professionalism. Some reflections on these and other concerns are included in her first bookThe Patient Paradox – Why Sexed up Medicine is Bad for Your Health, a brave analysis on how the healthy are turned into patients while we do not provide enough care for the sick. Her next book, Death Matters, Caring and Compassion at Life’s End, will…
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