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Owami Davies

Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security

Hospital cleaning

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Picture of inappropriate glove use - a nurse wearing gloves fills in a form

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves

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CCTV image of missing nursing student Owami Davies

New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Survey reveals mental health crisis for nurses in Wales since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three quarters of staff say their mental health has worsened, sparking retention fears

Evidence and Practice

What is a responsive outpatient cancer service for people with dementia?

Cancer services for people with dementia must be organised, flexible and offer continuity

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting acute hospital staff to deliver optimal patient care

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting optimal care

How this resource was developed and how the acute oncology team assessed its effects

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Prehabilitation can take the form of diet, exercise and/or psychological interventions

Understanding factors that affect older people’s capacity to manage the workload associated with living with cancer

How older age and pre-existing multimorbidity may complicate self-management of cancer

A reduction in physical function affected older people’s ability to manage their health

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing: exploring effects and coping strategies

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing

Exploring effects and coping strategies

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs around exploring the existential concerns of people with cancer

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs on exploring existential concerns of people with cancer

Existential concerns are common among people with cancer, but many perceive a lack of support

Features

Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatments, support and care

Symptoms and treatment options for the disease, and how nurses can best support patients

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Opinion

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Why we need to end the stigma around cancer

After the COVID-19 pandemic a greater focus on hard-to-reach groups is vital

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To improve cancer outcomes there needs to be investment in nurses and healthcare staff

As the pandemic recedes, we must meet the needs of people who require cancer care

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Students

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported or risk not qualifying due to placement problems

Clinical placement in a research and development team: what a nursing student can expect

Seeing clinical trials up close shows how medical ethics work in a real-world setting

Careers

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

What I’ve learned about breaking bad news as an oncology nurse consultant

A typical day, plus the leadership and clinical responsibilities of the role

My first time in charge of a ward: what it taught me about delegation and leadership

Being in charge can seem daunting but go for it if you get the chance – and here’s why

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