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Raising awareness of prostate and other cancers affecting men

Man Van project offers free health checks for men

Racist abuse in the NHS: ignoring patients’ prejudice doesn’t make it go away

Managers expect staff to put up with insults, and when we don’t we’re called confrontational

Safe staffing is not a local issue – but England seems to have missed the memo

Legislated nurse-to-patient ratios are gaining support globally, so why not here?

DNACPR discussions with patients and families: do you feel adequately prepared?

Advance care planning and the tools that can help you ask patients what matters to them

Learning disability and autism training: why my son’s death will not be in vain

New programme will help staff improve their skills and confidence when delivering care

Coping after baby loss: why I set up a ‘safe space’ peer support group

A senior staff nurse explains how it helped her return to work after two miscarriages

Expert advice

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Child refugees: how nurses should assess their needs

Nurses need to be aware of safeguarding as well as physical health needs

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

Editorial

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To improve cancer outcomes there needs to be investment in nurses and healthcare staff

As the pandemic recedes, we must meet the needs of people who require cancer care

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

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

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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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