Reports from the EONS Leadership Summit 2017

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Sam Smith

The true story of a nurse leader

EONS Lifetime Achievement Award holder Sam Smith describes the fascinating personal journey to becoming a leader, paying tribute to those who helped her get there, and describing the pleasure that helping others’ development now gives her.

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Lena Sharp

Leading European cancer care in a time of change: The view from EONS' new President

Lena Sharp describes some of the challenges facing European cancer nurses, and her vision to address them with her EONS colleagues.

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Young cancer nurses meet

The leaders of the future gathered at Ede! Young cancer nurses #movingforward

Sara Torcato Parreira looks at the concerns, hopes and dreams of young cancer nurses across Europe and reports on exciting plans to expand the YCN network.

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Features in this edition

Editorial

EONS Past-Presidents Daniel Kelly and Erik van Muilekom, and ONS President Susan Schneider, welcome you to this special edition of the EONS Magazine, reporting on the EONS Leadership Summit.

Leading the team – Collaboration and communication in cancer

EONS President Lena Sharp addresses the all-important question of how to ensure effective team work through good leadership.

Every nurse is a leader – Invest in your personal development

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) President Susan Schneider encourages nurses to evaluate their leadership skills and identify areas for professional growth

The true story of a nurse leader

EONS Lifetime Achievement Award holder Sam Smith describes the fascinating personal journey to becoming a leader, paying tribute to those who helped her get there, and describing the pleasure that helping others’ development now gives her.

A special mindset – 360-degree leadership and feedback

EONS Past-President Birgitte Grube explains a method of improving one’s leadership style that takes honesty and courage but which can bring great rewards both for the individual and their organisation.

Resilient leadership – How to survive as a leader in a changing world

Brenda Nevidjon looks at the many challenges that face us in our working lives and suggests how we can ensure they do not lead to compassion fatigue and burnout.

Setting the political agenda - Insights from cancer policy in Europe and the US

EONS Past-President Danny Kelly sets out the challenges facing health systems across Europe and looks at some possible solutions for overcoming them.

Better working conditions and patient safety in a challenging workplace

Kristi Rannus, from Estonia, explains that there are a number of aspects to creating a virtuous circle that will bring out the best for nurses and their patients.

Development of palliative care services in different countries

Nicoletta Mitrea looks at the different models of palliative care in Central Eastern Europe and how this is leading to better training for nurses – and improved treatment for patients.

The leaders of the future gathered at Ede! Young cancer nurses #movingforward

Sara Torcato Parreira looks at the concerns, hopes and dreams of young cancer nurses across Europe and reports on exciting plans to expand the YCN network.

Responding to a changing world – New Cancer Nursing Framework

Harald Titzer introduced delegates to EONS’ New Cancer Nursing Framework, due to be launched in 2018, and the process behind this important piece of work.

Leading European cancer care in a time of change: The view from EONS' new President

Lena Sharp describes some of the challenges facing European cancer nurses, and her vision to address them with her EONS colleagues.

Building a better future for European cancer nurses

EONS’ new Chief Operating Officer Emma Woodford reflects on her first few months with the organisation

Leading the dream – making a difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families in Palestine

Jaqualyn Moore reports on a small group of Palestinian nursing students undertaking a Higher Diploma in cancer nursing in Bethlehem, the first of its kind in their country, and their recent visit to the UK.