EONS Magazine Winter/Spring 2019 edition

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Solange Peters and EONS President Lena Sharp

JOINT EDITORIAL – EONS President Lena Sharp with ESMO Scientific Committee Chair Solange Peters

Welcome to this special issue of the EONS Magazine, reporting on our EONS11 Conference in Munich. This was a unique and highly successful occasion for EONS as we joined with the ESMO Congress for the very first time.

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Birgitte and her EONS Lifetime Achievement Award

EONS Lifetime Achievement Award – former EONS President Birgitte Grube

In this interview, Birgitte urges cancer nurses to get involved in order to make change happen and looks forward to a future where our work is fully recognised.

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David Schwappach

Patient safety as a concern for health systems in Europe

David Schwappach examines the issues that must be addressed if we are to reduce preventable harm. Sometimes simple changes can make a big difference.

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Features in this edition

JOINT EDITORIAL – EONS President Lena Sharp with ESMO Scientific Committee Chair Solange Peters

Welcome to this special issue of the EONS Magazine, reporting on our EONS11 Conference in Munich. This was a unique and highly successful occasion for EONS as we joined with the ESMO Congress for the very first time.

The impact of healthcare experiences on quality of life in cancer survivorship

Amanda Drury argues that end-of-care interventions must encompass information about chronic effects, clear pathways of care to address late treatment effects, and programmes that support cancer survivors to develop appropriate self-management strategies.

Increasing knowledge about cancer among multicultural groups to achieve health equality

Arja Leppänen describes an innovative project to raise awareness about cancer and cancer prevention in hard-to-reach areas

EONS Lifetime Achievement Award – former EONS President Birgitte Grube

In this interview, Birgitte urges cancer nurses to get involved in order to make change happen and looks forward to a future where our work is fully recognised.

EONS11 ESMO 2018 Masterclass - How to observe and manage an acutely ill patient

Celia Diez de los Rios de la Serna explains how important nurses are in both recognising symptoms and teaching patients and carers to identify them.

Patient safety as a concern for health systems in Europe

David Schwappach examines the issues that must be addressed if we are to reduce preventable harm. Sometimes simple changes can make a big difference.

The winning poster

Joanne Bird tells us about the findings illustrated on the winning poster entry at EONS11: Supporting melanoma patients and their carers: a qualitative exploration of social interaction between patients, carers and healthcare professionals.

Interview – Oncology Nursing Society President Laura Fennimore

EONS Magazine Editor Helen Oswald interviews Laura about cancer nursing in the US and in Europe, what we can learn from the past, improve in the present and hope for in the future.

The introduction of Oncology Nurse Navigators in a German thoracic oncology service

Laura Hagelskamp on a qualitative study of German nurses’ attitudes to nursing role expansion (with Sarah Berger, Matthias Villalobos, Michael Thomas, Michel Wensing, Cornelia Mahler)

Technology – Friend or foe?

Lynn Leppla introduces the SMILe project

The role of the carer in the patient's cancer journey

Matti Järvinen is a Finnish lymphoma patient and a Board Member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the Association of Cancer Patients in Finland.

Prostate cancer risk – How the body and illness are differently understood as a construct of socialised understanding

Sarah Fry on: Perceptions of prostate cancer risk in White Working Class men, African Caribbean men and African men living in South East Wales: A constructivist grounded theory

Mind the gap – The role of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Matthew Fowler describes how ACPs are undertaking procedures autonomously, running clinics, prescribing chemotherapy, reviewing patients presenting unwell and function at an advanced level within the MDT. He finds the role is challenging yet rewarding.

EONS11 Symposia

A number of symposia with industry sponsors brought even more educational opportunities than ever to our conference participants. EONS would like to thank the sponsors for making these EONS11 sessions possible. Short reports from these sessions are below.