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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture shows playing cards created by the charity Marie Curie to help broach the subject of death and dying. Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience.

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

Picture shows two women wearing headsets, and one of them is speaking to a caller. Nurse specialists at Prostate Cancer UK receive detailed training including mentors and a learning contract to equip them to deal with requests for help and advice.

How a cancer charity trains nurses to respond to calls for support

Training for nurse specialists at Prostate Cancer UK includes mentors and a learning contract

Picture shows Alison Woods with her mother. She describes her contrasting feelings as a nurse and a daughter when called to her mother’s bedside as she lay dying.

End of life care: my experience as a nurse and daughter

Nurse Alison Woods describes her contrasting emotions during her mum's final days

Picture is an image from the Facebook page of  North Midlands Breast Screening Service showing ways to detect breast problems. Its project to increase breast screening uptake has succeeded by using social media posts and a messaging app.

How Facebook transformed our breast screening service

Uptake increased thanks to social media posts and a messaging app

Abstract illustration depicts a female figure with a magnifying glass and test tubes. In this article three leading cancer experts explain why the role of the clinical research nurse is crucial.

Clinical research nurses are at the forefront of life-saving cancer work

Three leading cancer experts explain why the role of the clinical research nurse is crucial

I was diagnosed with depression caused by stress and compassion fatigue

Nurse Aly Foyle appeared to have it all, but then she started to fear going to work

Sinead Tinker, a character in Coronation Street, in hospital

Coronation Street cervical cancer story could increase take-up of screening services

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust worked with scriptwriters to produce a realistic storyline

Picture shows Maria Onasanya (second right) and Rachel Taylor (third right) with researchers from the Brightlight study on cancer in young people and a patient representative.

Cancer research: how my shared sarcoma experiences could benefit others

Maria Onasanya says her sarcoma journey taught her the value of being involved in research

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More nurse specialists needed to improve prostate cancer outcomes

A shortage of specialist nurses could affect outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Three ways to support colleagues with cancer at diagnosis, during treatment and beyond

Breast surgeon Liz O’Riordan draws on her experience of breast cancer to advise on helping fellow staff

Nurses need to do more on cervical screening as Jade Goody effect fades

Ten years on from peak Jade Goody factor, nurses should encourage women to book a test

Nurses should encourage people to talk about dying

Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by helping patients to talk about death

How my patient experience has enabled me to empathise with those in my care

My own diagnosis made me re-evaluate what I thought I knew about survivorship

Nurses need to improve their knowledge of skin cancer

Training and education would help nurses spot early signs of skin cancer and offer advice

After diagnosis people with cancer need to be able to speak openly

Nurses have a vital role in helping patients express and cope with their fears and anxieties

Forum Focus: the reality of cancer nursing

As cancer care becomes more complex and demanding, we will need to redefine what nurses do
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Research nurses: specialists delivering high-quality care

Clinical research is a rewarding career that makes a difference to patients. Showcase your...

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