Opinion, analysis and debate
Patients with bowel dysfunction should be rectally assessed, but many nurses are either wary of undertaking this procedure or unaware of its importance, says Gaye Kyle
Men apparently don’t do enough to look after their health. Why?
'When does cancer turn into a claim?'Subscription
Decades ago Britain was one of the biggest asbestos importers in the world. The so-called “magic mineral” is fire-proof and was used extensively in all types of industry.
Tony Bonser’s son died of cancer, he wishes that he could have talked more about dying with a nurse …
Candice Pellett has held national roles but is most proud of supporting people who wish to die at home.
What can nurses do to help cancer survivors?Subscription
Dr Frances Goodhart believes that nurses can make a real difference to patients recovering from cancer by providing information, honesty and support
'Weight loss in cancer patients causes distress'Subscription
Weight loss is often associated with treatment and viewed as an inevitable consequence of the disease or its treatment.
We need to talk about the 'D' word...Subscription
Yup. The ‘D’ word. The one word that as a nation we are not good at discussing.
We talk to Laura Croan, Northern Ireland’s only lymphoma clinical nurse specialist, based at Belfast City Hospital, who has been a nurse for 12 years.
'We must make time for older cancer patients'Subscription
Half of people newly diagnosed with cancer are aged 70 or over. As nurses, we have a vitally important role to play.