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 Patient Information Page


  i. Patient Narratives

  ii. Local => PACT Programme

  iii. National => Helpful Links


i. People's stories: see, hear and read their experiences...


Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity and replaces the website formerly at Healthtalkonline lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
The information on Healthtalkonline is based on qualitative research into patient experiences, led by experts at the University of Oxford. These personal stories of health and illness will enable patients, families and healthcare professionals to benefit from the experiences of others.

Select a particular diagnosis below to see peoples cancer stories, by topic:

  Lung Ovarian Lymphoma  
  Prostate DCIS (breast) Colorectal  


ii. PACT - Psychology Assisted Cancer Treatment Programme


The PACT programme was designed to provide a self-help resource based around an educational booklet (sometimes called bibliotherapy). The aim is to provide helpful information, guidance, support and cognitive-behavioural therapy in a short course. Following the basic design and field testing we are aiming to trial the PACT method in a study (randomized trial) subject to funding.


Online PACT Course

In the near future we hope to offer the PACT programme online, at no cost to persons suffering emotional complications of cancer


Illustration of PACT Booklet


iii. National => Helpful Links (mostly US)

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