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Clinical trial feedback

Feedback from up to 49,000 patients with cancer remains unpublished, study suggests

Researchers say information on quality of life during and after treatment must be shared

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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

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Last chance to enter Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey

Time is running out to complete our survey – and have the chance to win a prize

Gloves

RCN campaign raises awareness of when and when not to use gloves

College says inappropriate use can risk damage to hands as well as infection

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

NMC

NMC: ‘numerous concerns’ over its handling of personal independent payment complaints

Annual review also reveals that it met 22 out of 24 standards of good regulation

Evidence and Practice

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

Online live chat: a digital solution or barrier to communicating with those affected by...

Greater access to the internet has resulted in more people searching online for health...

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

Greater awareness about prostate cancer has led to an increase in early detection of organ-...

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

Aim There is a lack of literature on what patients with myeloma think about patient-reported...

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

Aim People with head and neck cancer (HNC) are at risk of dissatisfaction with sexual...

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...

Features

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

Childhood cancer

How care for children with cancer can be improved

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

Opinion

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

Anti cancer Living

Book review: Anti Cancer Living

Chemotherapy nurse consultant Catherine Oakley reviews Anti Cancer Living

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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