The varied role of a Macmillan cancer nurse consultant
Macmillan cancer nurse consultant Ann Muls on embracing an holistic outlook and why the profession offers opportunities to learn and grow daily
What is your job?
I am a Macmillan nurse consultant in gastrointestinal cancer and deal with the consequences of treatment.
What does your job involve?
It is varied. It has a clinical aspect in assessing, investigating and managing people who experience long-term changes in their bowel function following treatment for cancer across tumour types. Teaching and training also features high on the agenda as this is still quite a new field. I am also involved in clinical research, such as observational studies, service evaluation, auditing and publishing papers.
Why did you become a nurse?
I am fascinated by people, their stories and their journeys. I think this is particularly important when people are facing...