Opinion

Comment

Dad’s death from prostate cancer has made me determined to raise awareness

Chief nurse Karen Bonner is promoting research on prostate cancer risk for black men

We need to rebuild trust and show we’re open for business

People with cancer need to know healthcare services are there for them, to advise and care

Lung cancer and COVID-19: by working together we can help patients

Lavinia Magee wants nurses to encourage people to use healthcare services during the pandemic

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Coping with COVID-19 deaths: what we need in the next phase

How we can plan now to reduce strain on nursing staff, and on grieving families

Cancer hub helped ensure patient safety and staff well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

A leading nurse explains how new ideas helped her trust continue to deliver high-quality care

Editorial

Welcome to the new normal

Perhaps among the few positive effects of the pandemic is the enhanced status of nurses

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Despite COVID-19 cancer nurses continue to do all they can for their patients

Caring, courageous and innovative work goes on amid the fear and grief

Cancer words

Be aware of the effect language and phrases can have on cancer patients

Healthcare professionals share their experiences as cancer patients

Trevor Sorbie

Wigs for people with cancer-related hair loss have improved since mum’s Trump bouffant

A new charity is creating stylish wigs for people facing medical-related hair loss

Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker

Coronation Street storyline sends a powerful message about cervical screening

Coronation Street has been praised for its balanced portrayal of life with cancer

Nurses in Schwartz round

Finding time to talk through the emotional toll of caring

Do too many nurses bury their feelings after a challenging experience at work?

Your views

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Readers panel: do nurses have a duty to set an example to patients and quit smoking?

Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and grandfather to smoking-related diseases, has urged nurses who smoke to lead by example and kick the habit. Nursing Standard readers have their say.

Forum focus

Forum Focus: an unpalatable read

‘Delayed cancer surgery’ is making headlines yet again – but that's not the whole story

Forum Focus: how you can influence evidence-based guidance

Cancer nurses can contribute to policy development, such as the consultation on the drugs fund

Run for charity

Forum Focus: raising awareness of breast cancer

October turns pink to raise awareness of breast cancer

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Voluntary rules will not stem the obesity epidemic

Without prompt action, obesity could cause 670,000 new cases of cancer in the UK in the next two decades, warns Cancer Research UK.

Reviews

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Book review: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Assistant professor Vineeth Joseph reviews Psychosocial issues in Palliative Care

Death and the Elephant

Book review: Death and the Elephant

Nurse consultant Natalie Doyle reviews a life-affirming memoir

Anti cancer Living

Book review: Anti Cancer Living

Chemotherapy nurse consultant Catherine Oakley reviews Anti Cancer Living

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Book review: The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

Maria Leadbeater reviews The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

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 Medicine

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Book review: Abbreviated MRI of the Breast: A Practical Guide

Informative reference book written from a US perspective

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