News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
A women’s cancer charity is seeking a specialist nurse to run a new information service on gynaecological cancers.
Two colorectal clinical nurse specialists have won national charity awards for their work with bowel cancer patients.
Letterkenny Hospital, Ireland - Safe seamless nursing care for cancer patients at home – a hospital/community initiative
Latest research: cancer
Demand for ineffective or unproven treatments will continue to rise unless a more concerted effort is made to help people make informed decisions.
Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support.
Latest research: End of life care
Palliative care helps people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.
As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team
Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.
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A recent report on cancer care in England suggests patients should have access to a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to help coordinate their care. The reasons for this are manifest.
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