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A nurse-led cancer counselling service

08 July 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the work of the nurse counselling team at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to highlight the nature of the nurse counsellor role...

anticipatory grief and people with learning disabilities

01 July 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The death of a close family member or friend can have a devastating impact on a person with learning disabilities (Hollins and Esterhuyzen 1997, Oswin 1991),...

Genetics and learning disability practice: is it part of your role?

01 September 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

In her work as a learning disability nurse, Sarah had become aware that parents of people with learning disabilities were increasingly asking her about their family...

Empathy, students and the problems of genuineness

01 June 1998

Mental Health Practice


In counselling, the term 'person-centred therapy' is synonymous with the concept of core conditions.

Settings for death and dying

01 February 2005

Nursing Management


In the early 1980s, a study by Cameron and Parkes (1983) showed that more bereaved people often took solace from the quality of care received by their loved ones who...

Stress in the community: teaching relaxation

10 September 1997

Nursing Standard


Increasingly, stress is dominating modern life. Stress has been associated with heart disease, cancer, strokes and many other physical conditions (Greener 1996)....

Sharing bad news

17 March 1999

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development sharing bad news

Schering Supporting education in oncology, haematology, urology and neurology.

Traumatic stress: a nurse therapist role?

26 April 1995

Nursing Standard

Conical mental health

Statistically, disasters remain comparatively rare, yet the past decade has seen several major events affecting the UK. It is now widely accepted that disasters...

Loss and bereavement

29 May 2002

Nursing Standard


Nurses often have to support people who have suffered loss and bereavement, through death of a loved-one or other life events. Sue Read explores the issues involved.

Telephone contacts with a cancer nurse specialist

04 October 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The objective of this study was to audit the nature of telephone consultations with a Macmillan nurse specialist. Method All calls made to or by a Macmillan...