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woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

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End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

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Haematologic neoplasm in survivors of breast cancer

Incidence of myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplasia higher in women treated for breast cancer

Cancer_words

Mind your cancer language

Poll reveals 40% of people find militaristic words such as 'fight' inappropriate

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

Evidence and Practice

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...

Collaborative working in cancer pain management

Collaborative working in cancer pain management

Despite recent attention to pain assessment and management, cancer pain remains a...

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with...

Aim This aim of the study was to explore the information and support needs of women with...

Open access
Supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer: a literature review

Supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer: a literature review

Quality of life is crucial to people with pancreatic cancer due to poor survival rates and...

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a central role for nurses

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a...

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or of its recurrence is distressing and there are...

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

Parental grief is unlike any other grief and is physically and emotionally overwhelming...

Features

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

Childhood cancer

How care for children with cancer can be improved

Round table of paediatric cancer nurses look at the challenges specialist nurses face

Gillian Knowles

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: past winners share their inspiring stories

Cancer Nursing Award 2018 winner on how the prize promoted her team’s achievements

Stemming the tide of violence towards NHS staff

With the 'threat of violence a daily reality', measures are being taken by government to...

Opinion

Anxious about death2

After diagnosis people with cancer need to be able to speak openly

Nurses have a vital role in helping patients express and cope with their fears and anxieties

What is a nurse

Forum Focus: the reality of cancer nursing

As cancer care becomes more complex and demanding, we will need to redefine what nurses do

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Book review: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Community liaison nurse team leader Kate Law reviews the Oxford Textbook of Palliative...

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

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

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

My job: clinical nurse specialist

Millicent Blake-McCoy qualified as a primary school teacher, but the pull of nursing was too...

My job: Influencing policy through my nurse manager role

Chief of nursing Karen Roberts on providing clinical expertise and advice to Macmillan...

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