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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: find out who is in the finals

We reveal this year’s shortlist of fabulous nurses, healthcare assistants and teams

Zeba Arif

Sexual harassment of nurses is too often ‘brushed aside as a misunderstanding’

Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff

Demands to show ‘resilience’ put greater pressure on nurses, congress told

Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience

Congress demands mandatory sepsis training

RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account

Leonore Newson

Multitude of nursing uniforms causing confusion in England

Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced

Kevin Crimmons, RCN Congress 2019. Picture: John Houlihan

Bullying in the NHS: ‘Nurses must take collective responsibility to help tackle problem’

RCN congress hears nurses’ own accounts of workplace harassment

Evidence and Practice

An observational study of the effect of dilution and delivery speed on the development of phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Effect of dilution and delivery speed on phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Ensuring the right concentration of saline could reduce risk of pain during administration

Online live chat: a digital solution or barrier to communicating with those affected by prostate cancer?

Is online chat a solution or barrier to communicating with people with prostate cancer?

Methods of communication have become less personal and more reliant on technology

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

The psychological effects of active surveillance and how nurses can support patients

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

Views of patients and family members about commonly used patient-reported outcome measures

Sexual activity after treatment for head and neck cancer: the experience of survivors

Sexual activity after treatment for head and neck cancer: the experience of survivors

It is critical that healthcare providers meet the informational needs of this population

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

Nurses and other health professionals are expected to ask patients about sexual orientation

Features

Homeless people urgently need timely and effective healthcare

Study shows it is often too late when homeless people present with cancer at hospital

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

Sentinel node biopsy

The case for sentinel node biopsy

The less invasive way to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers

Chemotherapy

Coping with body image changes after cancer treatment

How nurses can improve their support for women with cancer

LGBT heart

Ensuring nurses feel confident providing LGBT cancer care

Providing the best care can be challenging, but there are resources to help

Making cancer research nursing an attractive career choice

Cancer research roles are often misunderstood, but are vital to cancer care

Opinion

Nurses need to do more on cervical screening as Jade Goody effect fades

Ten years on from peak Jade Goody factor, nurses should encourage women to book a test

Nurses should encourage people to talk about dying

Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by helping patients to talk about death

Nicola James

How my patient experience has enabled me to empathise with those in my care

My own diagnosis made me re-evaluate what I thought I knew about survivorship

Students

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer...

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

Careers

‘Never lose sight of the person within your patient’

Jane Billing, lead for a urology oncology nurse specialist service, talks about her job

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‘I knew oncology was my passion and I have never looked back’

Lead research nurse Julie Duncan explains her passion for cancer nursing

My job: Macmillan hepato-pancreato-biliary clinical nurse specialist

Vicki Stevenson-Hornby on being an advocate for a specialist cancer patient group

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