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Wild flowers with Sarah Raven, the best way to give a terminal diagnosis?

Presented by Jenni Murray. Sarah Raven on wild flowers; giving patients a terminal diagnosis; and the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Sarah Raven on wild flowers, the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson and we look at how some doctors could improve the way they give a serious and sometimes terminal diagnosis? We discuss the issue with leading oncologist Dr Jonathan Waxman who's written a book called The Elephant in the Room, a collection of real life short stories about cancer patients and their doctors, and Alison Leary who has secondary breast cancer.

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45 minutes

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Wed 9 Nov 2011 10:00

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  • Terminal Diagnosis: Could doctors do better at giving the news?

    Jenni discusses with leading oncologist Dr Jonathan Waxman who’s written the book: The Elephant in the Room, and Alison Leary who has secondary breast cancer.

    Duration: 10:57

  • Ruth Davidson

    Ruth Davidson has just become the first overall leader of the Scottish Conservatives. She speaks to Jenni about her new role and her vision for Scottish Conservatism.

    Duration: 08:44

  • Listener Feedback: Cougar Women

    Following our Cougars discussion about older women dating younger men, we hear feedback from some of our listeners.

    Duration: 04:24

  • Women's Rights in Yemen

    What is the outlook for women’s rights in Yemen? Jenni discusses with journalist Tom Finn and Jamila Ali Raja, a Yemeni activist.What is the outlook for women’s rights in Yemen?

    Duration: 09:26

  • Sarah Raven on Wild Flowers

    Cook and gardener Sarah Raven has a lifelong love of wild flowers. She has published a photographic guide to 500 wild flowers found in the British Isles: Wild Flowers.

    Duration: 06:42

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