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Translating cancer nursing into practice

The new UKONS president Richard Henry talks to Anne Horner about planning for a surge in older people with cancer and finding time to care in busy workplaces

The new UKONS president Richard Henry talks to Anne Horner about planning for a surge in older people with cancer and finding time to care in busy workplaces.

Richard Henry, the new president of the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS), is a busy man highly aware that caring cannot be rushed.

As a teaching fellow at Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, he lectures on cancer nursing. ‘We look at how cancer nursing translates into practice, looking at communication, maintaining people’s dignity and establishing interpersonal relationships that are dependent on trust and empathy’ he says.

Changing the game

‘You can talk about that in the classroom, but to get people to do that in practice…especially in busy areas where the organisation of

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