How my experience helped me empathise with patients
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How my experience helped me empathise with patients

Nicola James Nurse consultant, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales

After being diagnosed with a serious illness I have realised that the psychological effects are the most profound

I have been an oncology nurse for more than 30 years. Most people would regard me as sensible, rational, calm and not prone to panic. And good at dealing with illness – that is, until I became ill myself.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 3, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.3.14.s13

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