26th November, 2019

When Doctors Lose Someone They Love, with Dr Jo Scrivens

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Jo Scrivens, Portfolio GP, Cambridgeshire LMC member and Red Whale Lead. Manage. Thrive! Course co-presenter. 

We chat about what happened when her Mother died following a diagnosis of cancer. Jo speaks about how this affected her, how she coped with going through the diagnosis and treatment process with her family and how she managed her family and work whilst this was all going on. 

We talk about the relief she felt when a Macmillan nurse told Jo she would treat her as a relative and not a doctor, and discuss how important it is to be able to be in the role of a friend or relative and not a member of the medical profession when you are coping with losing a loved one.

Jo shares some of the books and other resources that have helped her and shares some insights she gained about herself and the dying process.