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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

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Active Surveillance

New guidance on active surveillance for men with low-risk cancer

NICE states that men opting for less radical treatment need information and support

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

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Identifying existential distress in people at the end of life

Some people nearing the end of life are more prone to feelings of distress than others

Nursing associate

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

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

Dave Wright

Providing a better experience for young people with cancer

Youth support coordinators help young people with cancer from diagnosis to post-treatment

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

Opinion

Awards boost career

Forum focus: nursing awards could explore offering more career development opportunities

Award-winning nurses should be offered mentoring or funds to attend conferences

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Book review: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Assistant professor Vineeth Joseph reviews Psychosocial issues in Palliative Care

Death and the Elephant

Book review: Death and the Elephant

Nurse consultant Natalie Doyle reviews a life-affirming memoir

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

Jane Pickard

Macmillan lead cancer nurse

Jane Pickard thrives on the chance to influence the future of cancer services

‘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

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