North Korea

Healthcare in North Korea

Reports from North Korea have suggested a scarcity of data on healthcare provision but Claudia hears from Professor Hazel Smith who has researched North Korea for over thirty years that there is good information about health services.

This programme is available on the Health Check Page and is available now until Wednesday the 26th of May. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 22nd of May in Phuket at 8:00 AM on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via the Internet radio portals.

And do doctors have a professional duty to be kind?

The General Medical Council in the UK are consulting on whether to require doctors to ‘treat patients with kindness’ and some have not taken kindly to the idea.

Louella Vaughan, a hospital consultant in acute medicine and family doctor Ann Robinson debate the issues.

Plus Claudia’s studio guest today is Graham Easton, Professor of Clinical Communication skills at Queen Mary, University of London.

Our Health Check presenter is Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

(Picture: Pedestrians walk past cherry blossom trees near the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang in April 2022. Photo credit: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images.)

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