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Journal Cover Cancer Nursing Practice
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   ISSN (Print) 1475-4266
   Published by RCNi Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Every child has a right to good palliative care
    • Abstract: An evaluation of Scotland’s three Diana children’s nurses (DCNs) found that they have brought about positive change for families, improved advanced planning and demonstrated leadership at national and local levels since their inception in 2014.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Head and neck cancer drug
    • Abstract: Essential facts Nivolumab is an immunotherapy drug and belongs to a group of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. It is used in the treatment of several cancers, including advanced melanoma, advanced non-small cell lung cancer and advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is also used in clinical trials for other types of
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • People with cancer seek second opinion due to ‘lack of trust’
    • Abstract: Patients have cited a lack of trust as one reason for seeking a second opinion when diagnosed with cancer, a systematic review has found.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Deprivation a main indicator of the likelihood of death in patients with
           colon cancer
    • Abstract: Research has found that patients from poorer backgrounds in England with colon cancer are still more likely to die.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Precursor state to bone marrow cancer more prevalent in African-American
           population
    • Abstract: A US study has found that a condition that can progress to some forms of blood cancer is more common in African-American people.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Patients would like to be listened to and believed
    • Abstract: Having been a cancer nurse for more than 12 years, I have assessed hundreds of patients’ pain and have seen how my assessment and actions have brought about improvements in what they are feeling.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
    • Abstract: Reflection is now high on the agenda of every practising nurse and midwife as it is a major aspect of the revalidation process.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Clinical Skills for Nursing Practice
    • Abstract: Drawing on the evidence base of core clinical skills and competencies required by newly qualified nurses, this comprehensive textbook provides useful learning outcomes, activities to encourage reflection and tips to expand readers’ knowledge and practice.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Valued and dedicated
    • Abstract: At the start of this year, I shared news about the publication of the RCN Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing, a collaboration between the college’s cancer and breast care forum, the UK Oncology Nursing Society and the Higher Education Academy.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • ‘People want to come and see what we are doing’
    • Abstract: Cancer Nursing Practice meets some of this year’s winners in the RCNi Nurse Awards to discover what has happened to them since being honoured, while the search for the best in nursing begins for 2018
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Remote nurse team goes the extra mile
    • Abstract: Macmillan stoma and colorectal nurse specialist Chris Ann Maclean sometimes has a six-hour round trip to visit a single patient.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Write an abstract that grabs your reader’s attention
    • Abstract: Highlight what’s important An abstract explains what lies ahead, it highlights important features or findings and it describes the end point.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • RCNi Nurse Awards to showcase the best of cancer nursing
    • Abstract: This month, we shine a spotlight on pain management. Managing pain can be challenging particularly as it is not visible, and the complexities associated with it – such as fear and the social barriers it can create – are often hidden.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Value for cancer nursing project gathering pace
    • Abstract: A data-gathering exercise is being conducted in four countries as part of a project to strengthen the role of cancer nursing across Europe.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Scrutiny on drug side effects crucial
    • Abstract: Earlier presentation of patients who experience side effects resulting from immunotherapies is crucial to ensure positive response to treatment, a nurse clinician has warned.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • HPV vaccine could reduce other tests
    • Abstract: Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Day hospice manager among award winners
    • Abstract: Nurses and healthcare assistants who provide care to patients nearing the end of their lives have been recognised for their work at the Marie Curie Peacock Awards.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Proposal to provide screenings in shopping centre car parks or community
           hubs
    • Abstract: People could be offered cancer screening in shopping centre car parks in a bid to boost early diagnosis rates.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Knowlege is power when it comes to coping with a devastating diagnosis
    • Abstract: According to an analysis of data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey for England by Macmillan Cancer Support, the NHS is not doing as well as it should in helping patients cope with cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Smoking and vaping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: results
           of a Proud2BSmokefree survey
    • Abstract: There is evidence of a causal link between smoking and cancer, and its effects on cancer survivorship. Smoking is common among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (LGBT) population, but data on cancer rates, and engagement with smoking cessation services, are poor. This article describes, and reports results of, a survey
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Managing pain in advanced cancer settings: an expert guidance and
           conversation tool
    • Abstract: The Managing Advanced Cancer Pain Together (MACPT) group is a team of European experts in pain management who recognise that, despite the great advances in cancer treatment and care, many people living with advanced cancer still receive suboptimal pain management, leading to distress and suffering. The MACPT group takes a
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Exploring the effects of an exercise programme on women with breast cancer
    • Abstract: Aims Regular exercise can help improve physical function and quality of life, and reduce the risk of recurrence, following a breast cancer diagnosis. Despite this, research suggests that women with breast cancer reduce their physical activity. The aim of this study was to determine if an exercise programme for women
      PubDate: 2017-12-07
       
  • Gleaning information on breast cancer from the internet
    • Abstract: For many women with breast cancer, the internet is the primary, if not the only, source of information guiding their use of complementary and alternative medicine, according to results presented in this British paper.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • The strain of caring for older people who have cancer
    • Abstract: The disagreements that carers have with older people who have cancer concerning their health and abilities can place high levels of strain on the caregiver, according to this US study.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Alcohol consumption and breast cancer
    • Abstract: While the biological mechanism may not yet be fully elucidated, moderate alcohol consumption equivalent to one or more drinks per day is recognised as a risk factor for the development of breast cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • A beacon of hope during desperate times
    • Abstract: The effect of receiving a diagnosis of cancer is different for each of us. Like the ripples of water in a pond when raindrops fall on the surface, the rings rebound outwardly – and this is how cancer affected me and those close to me.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients
    • Abstract: The purpose of this award-winning book is to provide a collection of real-life case-studies as a resource for healthcare professionals, supporting older people living with cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Living in Death’s Shadow: Family Experiences of Terminal Care and
           Irreplaceable Loss
    • Abstract: We live longer and healthier lives than our ancestors. Even though we are living longer, the sobering fact is our dying takes longer too.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Time to start some difficult conversations
    • Abstract: It hardly seems any time has passed since Breast Cancer Awareness Month began and ended in a flurry of pink activities: fundraising, information and daily reference in the media to breast cancer statistics.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Raising the profile of mesothelioma in Wales
    • Abstract: Earlier this year, Sarah Morgan was appointed as mesothelioma clincal nurse specialist for Wales, the new post is funded by Mesothelioma UK, a national charity that is dedicated to asbestos-related cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • ‘The road ahead won’t always be smooth – but it will be
           interesting’
    • Abstract: What is your job' I am a consultant nurse in breast services at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Pioneers tackling poor lung health
    • Abstract: A nurse-led project in Liverpool is recording great success in picking up life-threatening lung cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Radical pathway aims to boost men’s health
    • Abstract: How the three-year TrueNTH global partnership initiative aspires to improve prostate cancer care by supported self-management
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Write an abstract that grabs your reader’s attention
    • Abstract: If you are writing an article for the peer-reviewed section of an RCNi journal, you’ll need an abstract – essentially a summary of your article. Writing for publication is all about the reader and, as an author, you want the reader to journey through your article from start to finish
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Healthcare workers cannot plug nurse shortage gaps
    • Abstract: You do not have to be a nurse to provide care and support for people with cancer. In an arrangement that largely works well, most people with cancer live at home ably assisted by family and friends with low-level input from healthcare professionals.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Stronger focus on prevention urged in NHS England report
    • Abstract: Survival rates for cancer in England have never been higher – but more work is needed to improve early diagnosis, a national report reveals.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Animation breaks conversational taboo about death and dying
    • Abstract: An animated film and booklet about death and dying aimed at families and healthcare professionals has been produced.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Rapid access for healthcare staff
    • Abstract: A free app to provide NHS staff with rapid access to protocols when treating people with cancer as an unplanned emergency has been launched by the Velindre Cancer Centre.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Cancer nurse among 3 killed in Irish Republic
    • Abstract: A cancer nurse has been named as one of the three people confirmed to have died in the Republic of Ireland after storm Ophelia hit Ireland and the UK last month. Cork ARC Cancer Support House cancer support coordinator Clare O’Neill, pictured, was killed when a tree fell onto her
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Charity’s concerns over ‘bogus cures’ leads to creation of digital
           nurse specialist role
    • Abstract: A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat ‘fake news’ online following concerns that patients are turning to unverified sites for information about their diagnosis.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Reassessing the efficacy of cancer multidisciplinary teams
    • Abstract: More than 20 years have passed since the introduction of multidisciplinary team working in cancer. Throughout that time they have been seen as the gold standard for cancer services.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Children’s cancer nursing – past, present and future
    • Abstract: Treatment for children’s cancer has changed significantly over the past 50 years. Once considered a fatal disease, the five-year survival rate is now over 80% for all types of cancers. This article explains how children’s cancer nursing has contributed to the improved care, treatment and outcomes for children and young
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • The challenges of delivering care to a non-English speaking patient, with
           a rare sarcomatoid gastric cancer
    • Abstract: Clinical management of patients with rare cancers can be challenging, but is further complicated when patients are not fluent in English, and require a translator. This article presents a clinical case study of a non-English speaking patient’s journey through treatment, and surprisingly symptom-free survivorship, following diagnosis of an extremely rare
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • Developing the next generation of specialist cancer nurses
    • Abstract: There are concerns about the future specialist cancer nursing workforce, and its ability to meet the growing need for cancer care. There are few opportunities to progress into specialist nursing roles that offer support and development, and there is no national or strategic framework. One group of acute NHS trusts
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
       
  • The risk factors associated with hospital renovations
    • Abstract: The building and renovation of hospital facilities is a recognisable risk factor for the generation and dispersal of dust and contaminants, such as the fungal aspergillus species.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Some clinical oncologists do not correctly identify patient frailty,
           therefore affecting quality of life
    • Abstract: Clinical oncologists do not correctly identify and appraise frailty in almost half of all their patients, according to a Norwegian study, and the use of a more methodical assessment by measures such as the modified geriatric assessment could improve decision-making regarding treatment and overall outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • The views of black men towards cancer and their engagement with healthcare
           services
    • Abstract: The reluctance of some black males to engage with healthcare systems, policies, practices and professionals may reflect a perception of cancer and misconceptions about the Western model of healthcare provision that is heavily influenced by historic, cultural and religious factors.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Kidney cancer
    • Abstract: Essential facts Kidney cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK, with around 12,500 cases diagnosed each year. Numbers are increasing, mainly due to lifestyle factors. There were 4,400 kidney cancer deaths in the UK in 2014. The most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma,
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Dare to change
    • Abstract: The challenge of interpreting patient feedback and surveys on multiple cancer services and trusts is tough – but rewarding
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Brief Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients
    • Abstract: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based intervention that has become established in the treatment of many psychological conditions. This book offers a scholarly guide to CBT used to emotionally support those living with cancer.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Ethics at the End of Life
    • Abstract: This book does not have a nursing focus, but more of a philosophical approach to end of life care.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • The power to influence
    • Abstract: Ensuring nurses’ voices are heard at all levels is crucial
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • The disruptive effects of breast cancer treatment
    • Abstract: ‘Having sex wasn’t the real issue for me – it was how I looked and felt about myself.’
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Living with and beyond a haematological malignancy
    • Abstract: Nurse clinician John Murray and clinical nurse specialist Michelle Kenyon present a guide to delivering the Recovery Package to help nurses keep up to date with blood disorders
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Patient feedback is a vital part of delivering quality care
    • Abstract: This issue, we showcase cancer nurses’ innovations to improve patient care. These highlight their passion and determination and demonstrate high standards of compassionate care, despite the current financial constraints on the NHS.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Quality-of-life metric survey to be trialled until early 2019
    • Abstract: Ten trusts will collect data from patient questionnaires
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Access all areas scheme for specialist nurses in training
    • Abstract: All cancer nurses in London are to be trained to the same level of competency under a new ‘passport’ scheme.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Huge surge in lung cancer incidence
    • Abstract: The number of lung cancer cases among women in Northern Ireland has surged since 2006, a report reveals.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • 100 new support groups
    • Abstract: The charity Myeloma UK is celebrating the creation of 100 support groups across the UK and Ireland. Myeloma is a form of blood cancer for which there is no cure. Around 5,500 cases are diagnosed every year.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Charity audit reveals staff concerns over NHS primary healthcare for
           cancer patients
    • Abstract: Nurses and GPs working in UK primary care are not confident the NHS workforce is able to provide adequate care to people with cancer due to pressures, a survey has revealed.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • News in brief
    • Abstract: A roundup of the latest nursing news
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Competency ‘passport’ aims to cut training and transition
           times between jobs
    • Abstract: Cancer nursing could be moving towards a UK-wide standard of practice framework for specialists
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Multi–parametric magnetic resonance imaging before prostate biopsy
    • Abstract: Prostate cancer attracts a great deal of media attention in the popular and academic press, affecting patients’ expectations before their first outpatient appointment. The belief that multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MPMRI) before a biopsy can improve the accuracy and staging of prostate cancer diagnosis, while reducing overdiagnosis of clinically insignificant
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Understanding, responding and prioritising cancer patients’
           experience feedback
    • Abstract: Hospitals receive a huge amount of patient feedback, but it does not automatically tell them how to improve services. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) received disappointing results in the 2014 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey and decided to take a radical, varied, and wide-reaching approach to understanding
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Evaluating health and well-being interventions for patients with secondary
           breast cancer
    • Abstract: Patients with secondary breast cancer (SBC) may live for many years, but they require continual treatment and monitoring to control the disease. There is less specialist support available for this patient group, therefore funding was secured to improve the health and well-being of patients with SBC and their carers through
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
       
  • Coping with a complaint
    • Abstract: I have been on the receiving end of a complaint from a patient. Whether or not the complainant was justified is not for discussion in this piece. What is, though, is how utterly devastating, disturbing and lonely it feels to be the recipient of such harsh criticism.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • My Pancreas
    • Abstract: My Pancreas has been designed for patients facing a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and acts as an information resource for family members, carers and friends. Although created by the Leicester General hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) team, including a lead HPB nurse specialist, the app isn’t specific to the hospital.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Abstract: This US-based reference book is a useful addition to any head and neck or ear, nose and throat nurse, nursing student or junior doctor.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Careering ahead
    • Abstract: It is that time of year when newly qualified doctors and nurses begin their careers in the NHS. As a mother of a junior doctor, and a teacher to 14 nursing students, I have never been more acutely aware of the emotional roller coaster that precedes a first job.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Patients need to be part of handovers
    • Abstract: ‘When nurses have had bad shifts they tend to focus on that rather than concentrating on sharing knowledge about the patients, and deciding what should be happening on the next shift,’ says Lena Sharp, a senior researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Living with and beyond lung cancer
    • Abstract: Disease prevalence Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, with incidence rates continuing to increase in developing countries. Although survival in the first year has improved, five-year survival remains poor and it is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the UK and the world (Calman et al
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Why are we so reluctant to talk about death'
    • Abstract: Comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen once said: ‘I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.’
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • ‘Treat everyone as you would like to be treated’
    • Abstract: What is your job' I am the day hospice/outpatient services manager and clinical lead for EMIS [electronic record-sharing system] at Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast. At Marie Curie, we provide care and support to people living with any terminal illness and to their families.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • The legacy of a cancer nurse is never forgotten
    • Abstract: As the newly appointed editor for Cancer Nursing Practice, I want to do what I can to provide a resource that is not only informative for cancer nurses, but serves as inspiration for best practice in their fields. While patients may not always directly show their gratitude, the wonderful work
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Urgent call for clinical nurse specialists’ views to be heard
    • Abstract: The concerns of prostate cancer nurses are being overlooked by multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), research led by London South Bank University (LSBU) and Plymouth University has found.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Lack of aftercare cause for concern
    • Abstract: Almost half of women diagnosed with breast cancer were not told how to access proper support once their treatment was over, a study reveals.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • High patient score for NHS care
    • Abstract: People with cancer feel more positive about their NHS care, according to a national survey.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Student who beat cancer lands job with own nurses
    • Abstract: A newly qualified children’s nurse is joining the ward where team members once saved her life and inspired her to become a nurse.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Detection rates boost in Liverpool health project
    • Abstract: A nurse-led screening programme in Liverpool is improving early detection rates for lung cancers and undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an evaluation has shown.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • News in brief
    • Abstract: A roundup of the latest nursing news
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Noticeboard
    • Abstract: Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Around the world
    • Abstract: 1 Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology 12-15 October, Washington DC, US tinyurl.com/SIOP-2017
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Misapprehension in patients prescribed palliative chemotherapy for
           metastatic cancer
    • Abstract: Many patients who are prescribed palliative chemotherapy for metastatic cancer misconstrue the possible effects of such treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Screening for cancer-related psychological distress reduces hospital
           admissions
    • Abstract: Cancer-related psychological distress can contribute to additional mortality and morbidity, worse healthcare outcomes, increased service use and healthcare costs.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Pregnancy rates found to be lower in cancer survivors than general
           population
    • Abstract: Research suggests that fewer than one in 15 premenopausal women will preserve their fertility following breast cancer treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Dame Cicely Saunders – an inspirational nursing theorist
    • Abstract: Dame Cicely Saunders is not well known as a nursing theorist, but is undoubtedly worthy of her recognition as the founder of the modern hospice movement. She developed the theory of ‘total pain’ which bases care of the dying on the whole person; treating not just the physical expressions or
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • End of treatment interviews for patients following primary breast cancer
           treatment
    • Abstract: Since the mid-1980s, female breast cancer deaths have fallen by 40% in the UK, largely due to increasingly successful treatments. The growing number of cancer survivors has resulted in a move away from traditional follow-up methods, towards supported self-management programmes. This article describes a service evaluation project in which patients
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
  • Experiences and outcomes of lung cancer patients using electronic
           assessments
    • Abstract: The NHS Lanarkshire Lung Cancer Project is part of the Transforming Care after Treatment programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Scotland and local authorities, to support a redesign of care following active treatment for cancer. More people are living with lung cancer, but it continues
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
       
 
 
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