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Have a 'Good Book' suggestion on personal experience of health & care? Add it to our list

To celebrate World Book Day (23 April) this year, staff from the Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) tweeted a list of recommended books all relating to patient experience, participation, involvement and personalisation:

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  • The C-Word by Lisa Lynch
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - and a TED talk by his wife Lucy after he died: What makes life worth living in the face of death?
  • Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation by Gianpaolo Baiocchi & Ernesto Ganuza
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews


A week or so later, the PERC team met with members of the public who will be joining our [email protected] Advisory team, and the topic of recommended books came up again.

It got us thinking about the different book suggestions that would come from those working within the research and healthcare fields, versus members of the public.

So, we put all of our suggestions together and found that not only did those living with health conditions bring to light books that the PERC team didn’t know about. But PERC were able to share books on the healthcare professional’s insights and experiences that were of great interest to public members.

And now we have this fantastic compilation of recommended reads on personal and professional experience of health & care, that we want to share with you, and invite you to help us expand.

Please click this link to visit our ‘Good Book’ List from [email protected]

And if you would like to make any of your own book suggestions or comments, please let us know at [email protected]

We hope you enjoy!

The [email protected] team


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