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Picture shows woman cancer patient lying in a hospital bed.

New treatment possibility for some cancer patients

Larotrectinib is approved by NICE as an option for NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours

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Skincare advice for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on dealing with the ravages of extra handwashing and PPE use

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Petition calling for ‘nurse emoji’ gains thousands of signatures

A nursing emoji is only fair… after all, doctors already have one, says nurse campaigner

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Nurses’ pay: your government is out of step with public mood on NHS, RCN tells Johnson

College leaders call on ministers to be honest about nursing salaries

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NMC allows suspended nurses to return to practice to shore up COVID-19 effort

Regulator softens sanctions to help employers ease nurse staffing pressures during pandemic

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COVID-19 antibody tests to be offered to nurses in England

‘Game changer’ tests will also be available to patients and supplied to devolved nations

Evidence and Practice

Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

Nursing care requires nurses to work intimately and closely with the bodies of others

Assessing and managing diarrhoea in patients with prostate cancer who undergo pelvic radiotherapy

Managing diarrhoea in patients with prostate cancer who undergo pelvic radiotherapy

This article describes the assessment and initial and long-term management of diarrhoea

Exploring patients’ lived experiences and perceptions of chemotherapy

Exploring patients’ lived experiences and perceptions of chemotherapy

Why you should read this article • To gain an in-depth understanding of patients’ lived...

Psychological care

Understanding the demand and unmet need for psychological cancer care in the community

Psychological care for people with cancer and their carers is not meeting demand

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

A review of evidence around potential medicinal use in treating cancer-related pain

Effectiveness of interventions to support male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer

Interventions to support male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer

This literature review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions

Features

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Care in hospices during COVID-9 pandemic

‘Forgotten’ and struggling financially: can health charities survive COVID-19?

With staff redeployed and fundraisers cancelled, charities must find new ways to stay afloat

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How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

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COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Surgery school speeds up cancer patients’ recovery

Promoting healthier lifestyles lifts general mood and prepares people for surgery

Picture shows a group of hikers going through a wood. Evidence shows physical exercise has a positive effect on patients before, during and after treatment.

How exercise can boost health and recovery of people with cancer

Physical exercise has a positive effect on cancer patients before, during and after treatment

Opinion

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Quality care for people with mesothelioma during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Challenges facing the charity supporting people with this asbestos-related cancer

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Guiding people with advanced cancer through COVID-19

A clinical nurse specialist’s perspective on communicating with patients and families

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Despite COVID-19 cancer nurses continue to do all they can for their patients

Caring, courageous and innovative work goes on amid the fear and grief

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 realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

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, she gained a greater understanding of the experiences of those living with invisible conditions

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 the words of songs from their youth, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of a patient-centred approach to care

Careers

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Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

Nurses Emma Cuthbert and Chelsea Jackson from the oncology ward at Northampton General Hospital

What it’s like working as an oncology nurse

Joining a cancer ward can be daunting, but it allows you to work closely with patients

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