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Point of view - Much more than health education

10 June 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

HAVE YOU ever looked around the waiting area in your workplace or local GP surgery and noticed the glut of information leaflets? There must be ones on every...

Point of view - Memoirs may mask the reality of confronting cancer

11 March 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

I WAS browsing the shelves in my local bookshop recently when a title about cancer caught my eye. It was the story of how someone had bravely fought the disease and...

Point of view - Maintaining standards

10 September 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

IT IS pleasing that the cancer report published by the Independent Cancer Taskforce (2015) singles out the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for praise.

Point of view - Uncharitable opinions

10 March 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

CHARITIES HAVE been in the news a lot recently, but sadly not for their good works. MPs on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC)...

Let us help smokers, not deny them care

11 June 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

Does our periodic angst about current and future funding of the NHS justify the very particular kind of bullying that we reserve for recalcitrant smokers when we...

Nurses’ knowledge is central to beating infection

09 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

The warning that antimicrobial resistance poses a ‘catastrophic threat’ has put the issue in the public domain, to counteract the complacency that now seems...

Point of view - Genetics should be integral to the main curriculum

01 June 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

NURSE EDUCATORS and trainers have not rushed to embrace competencies in genetics or genomics. This failure is difficult to comprehend, given the contribution that...

Point of view - Nurses have a responsibility to highlight service needs

11 February 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

THE PREDICTED growth in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, together with the increasing complexity and diversity of their care needs, pose profound...

Point of view - State of emergency

10 December 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

LATE DIAGNOSIS is a persistent problem for health services, with close to half of all cancers being undiagnosed until they are stage 3 or 4. The consequences of this...

Point of view - Celebrity stories help us to talk about cancer

12 May 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

THIS MONTH marks the tenth anniversary of singer Kylie Minogue’s diagnosis of breast cancer. The story of her treatment, survival and subsequent career successes is...
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