Winter 2016 edition of the EONS Magazine - catch up with the EONS-10 Congress

The writing on the wall

Posters are a great way to share knowledge about new developments. The EONS poster competition attracted a lot of keen interest.

The poster display at EONS-10 showed the many areas in which European cancer nurses are engaged in an impressive range of practice innovations and research projects.

EONS-10 delegates peruse the research posters

The poster sessions were busy with EONS-10 delegates catching up on the latest research

This work can make a real difference the care of people with cancer across Europe. Sharing this new knowledge is key. A wide variety of well designed and visually attractive posters encouraged conference delegates to stop and look – and learn. 

As ever, judging the best poster was a difficult job, but of the many excellent posters on display, the one which reported on ‘A Chemotherapy Group Education Initiative’ in Ireland, led by Fionnuala Keane was judged the best one overall.

EONS-10 best poster overall: A chemotherapy group education initiative

+  View the winning poster as a PDF

Several other were also picked out for special merit.

+  Effectiveness of a relaxation intervention (progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery techniques) to reduce anxiety and improve mood of parents of hospitalized children with malignancies: a randomised controlled trial in Democracy of Cyprus and Greece

+  Examining the knowledge and perception of the lifestyle risk factors for cancer development among cancer survivors in Ireland

+  Cancer patients’ experiences of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

+  Supportive Nursing Care Clinics vs Regular Care for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer - a One Year Longitudinal Comparative Study

+  Nurse practitioner led discharges to improve delays in inpatient chemotherapy administration and discharges

+  Exploring Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction among health care professionals in a Home Palliative Care Unit for Cancer Patients in Greece

+  Hope dies last… A qualitative study into the meaning of hope for people with cancer in the palliative phase


EONS-10 delegates looking at a research poster

The posters provide an excellent way for nurses across Europe to showcase their research

An EONS-10 delegate drinks a coffee as she views a research poster

Time for a coffee and a catch-up with the latest research news