We are currently updating the website to provide enhanced features as part of RCNi Plus. If you come across any unusual functionality during this period or have feedback about the changes to the website, please contact customer services
Comment

People with cancer need nursing support to cope with the psychological toll of COVID

When social restrictions are eased the well-being of people with the disease will be vital

When social restrictions are eased the well-being of people with the disease will be as important as ever

During the COVID-19 pandemic many people with cancer have welcomed opportunities to access support online, especially if they feel too unwell to access it in person. Nevertheless, meeting online is often less effective in relationship building than meeting face to face, particularly for newly diagnosed patients.

In a recent Macmillan Cancer Support survey , 9% of people who had been diagnosed with cancer but had yet to begin treatment said that their cancer had progressed or their symptoms had got worse as a result of the coronavirus disruption.

    ...

    Want to read more?

    Subscribe for unlimited access

    Enjoy 1 month's access for £1 and get:

    • Full access to cancernursingpractice.com
    • Bi-monthly digital edition
    • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
    • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
    • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal

    This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

    Jobs