Opinion, analysis and debate
This hasn’t been much of a summer, has it? It’s been grey and wet; like November but without the fireworks. There has been no need for flip-flops, no swimming in the sea and the only time we have got the lilo out was when we covered it with a blanket, put a saucer of milk on it and watched next door’s surprised-looking cat bouncing back over the garden fence. When it’s raining you make your own entertainment.
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A breast cancer specialist team has have improved care with the help of their patients. Emily Ford finds out more
Cancer is an illness that we all come into contact with, both professionally and personally. I think it would be true to say that we all dread having it ourselves.
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Liz Darlison on cancer leadership and reaching a crossroads in her own life
Men’s health is poor and the recession is likely to make it a great deal worse. Local services must be delivered in a male-friendly way to help address this, says Peter Baker
As the government publishes palliative care competences, Jacqueline Pooler highlights the importance of choice over place of death – and the right kinds of bed to enable this
Practice nurses Jenny Greenfield and Jetta Chita are trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for breast cancer. In the first of a regular blog, they talk about getting fit for the challenge of a lifetime
As nurses are now specifically mentioned in new policy on assisted suicide, they must consider their ethical obligation to patients in this debate, says Frances Trowell
Although nurses commonly deal with death, no standardised training in last offices is available. Jo Wilson and colleagues explain why nationally endorsed guidance is urgently needed
With a growing focus on health issues on television, nurses can help programme makers to ensure the public receive accurate health education, says soap adviser Victoria Harmer