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Illustration of a nurse carrying a heavy emotional load in the form of a large heart on her back

Nurses' mental health: how managers can tackle compassion fatigue

‘Compassion fatigue’ is cited as an occupational hazard – but what support is available?

Sex and cancer

Sex and intimacy after cancer treatment: how to provide support and information

Taboos over intimacy and sex prevent people affected by cancer treatment seeking help

Picture shows celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie styling a wig. People devastated by losing their hair due to chemotherapy are being helped by his charity, which trains hairdressers to customise their wigs.

Coping with chemo: charity customises wigs for patients dealing with hair loss

A charity trains hairdressers to style wigs for people who lose their hair in chemotherapy

Picture shows a woman who has been having chemotherapy looking at test results with a nurse. This article reports on advice from health professionals on how cancer nurses can support patients with the menopause.

Cancer and the menopause: 10 ways nurses can help their patients

How nurses can best support patients experiencing cancer and the menopause

Picture of a boy ringing a bell to mark the end of his cancer treatment. Such ringing of bells is becoming more common in the NHS, though some patients object to it.

End of treatment bells in cancer wards: sound of hope or upsetting jangle?

Ringing an end of treatment bell is spreading in the NHS, but not everyone welcomes it

Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

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NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

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

Nurse at the patient's bedside

End of life care: what thousands of nurses told our annual survey

The pressures of short-staffing and how some staff spend breaks sitting with dying patients

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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

Northern Ireland set for new cancer strategy

New cancer strategy will come amid predicted significant rise in demand for services

nurse looks stressed and tired

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Mind your cancer language

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

NHS Long Term Plan reveals bold cancer strategy, but doubts remain over its delivery

Plans for improved cancer diagnosis and care are threatened by nurse shortages

It’s okay to talk about dying

How healthcare professionals can overcome their reluctance to talk to patients about death...

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Cancer care improves, but still falls short of targets

Health Foundation report finds that 10,000 lives in England could be saved each year

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

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