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EONS MAGAZINE AUTUMN / WINTER 2019
FEATURES IN THIS EDITION
  1. EONS’ new President Dr Andreas Charalambous sets out his vision for EONS from 2019-2021 
  2. Interview with Elisabeth Patiraki – EONS Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
  3. Patient safety and healthcare quality – A voyage of discovery
  4. Sexuality Training for Nurses in Acute and Palliative Care
  5. Cancer nursing at the sharp end of care: How can we keep passion for our work?
  6. ACC: The role of nursing in genetic cancer care 
  7. How to improve collaboration between experienced and novice cancer nurses 
  8. Error reporting in cancer care
  9. Implementing Integrated Cancer Survivorship Care: The Essential Role of Cancer Nurses
  10. The Oncologist’s Role in Cancer Prevention
  11. Work-related empowerment and interprofessional collaboration in cancer centres
  12. The ESMO Young Medical Oncologist Committee: Shaping the future by addressing the needs of young cancer care professionals
  13. Poster Winners
  14. EONS12 Symposia
EONS’ new President Dr Andreas Charalambous sets out his vision for EONS from 2019-2021
 
EONS12 saw the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) Presidency pass from Dr Lena Sharp to Dr Andreas Charalambous, from Cyprus, who will lead EONS for the coming two years. Andreas thanked Lena for all her outstanding work and deep commitment to moving cancer nursing forward during her presidency.  Our new President then presented the many exciting plans he has for the directions our organisation will take under the inspiring heading, “Together We Can and We Will”.  Read more here
Interview with Elisabeth Patiraki – EONS Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
 
Elisabeth Patiraki, Professor and Vice Chair at the Nursing Department of the University of Athens, Greece, was presented with the prestigious EONS Lifetime Achievement Award at EONS12. Elisabeth has made a huge contribution to the development of cancer nursing in Greece and beyond. Here she talks to EONS Magazine Editor Helen Oswald about what shaped her career, her involvement with EONS and her hopes for the future of cancer nursing. Read more here
Patient safety and healthcare quality –
A voyage of discovery
Ciara Kirke explains how achieving high reliability in cancer care is a voyage of discovery and a huge challenge for us all. High reliability involves the achievement of consistently and increasingly effective and safe performance. Here she takes us through what we can do to achieve improvement. Read more here
Sexual Health Care Training for Nurses in Acute and Palliative Care
Dr Constantina Papadopoulou looks at the ways in which compromised sexuality and/or fertility caused by cancer can have an adverse effect on a person’s psycho-emotional, physical and social well-being and how we can help address these issues. Read more here
Cancer nursing at the sharp end of care: 
How can we keep passion for our work?
Lisa Smeds Alenius invites us to take a personal look at our motivation to begin to tackle this important issue at the heart of our cancer nursing practice. One way of approaching this issue is by starting from the beginning, with the questions: What was it that made you want to become a nurse? What got you into nursing? Read more here
ACC: The role of nursing in genetic cancer care 
Prof. Dr. Maria C. Katapodi looks at how nurses can respond to this rapidly developing field and explains the benefits of the  ACC model – Access, Coping, Communication – as the starting point for surmounting barriers to cancer genetic and genomic services. Although greater numbers of individuals require specialised cancer genetic and genomic (G&G) services (counseling and testing), disparities exist for medically underserved groups, ethnic minorities, those with low income, low literacy, living in rural communities, and according to citizenship and cancer status.  Read more here
How to improve collaboration between experienced and novice cancer nurses
Merel van Klinken discusses how the different generations do – and sometimes do not – work together in the cancer nursing team, and the myths that influence our interactions. It is first the first time that five generations are working together in the workplace. This can create some difficulties in working together as cancer nurses. It affects the way we work within the team, but it also might affect our patient care. Every generation has their own characteristics and their own societal event that has had an impact. To better understand the different generations, let’s start with an overview of the generations that are at play and the myths that have arisen. Read more here
Error reporting in cancer care
Oili Papinaho describes reasons behind nursing errors based on the results of an integrative review and a Finnish national document analysis. Human errors cannot be entirely avoided in an enormous health care system. An error is the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim. Even an apparently single event is most often due to the association of multiple factors (Reason, 1990; Donaldson et al., 2000). First, we should realise what error is before we can develop error reporting procedures. Read more here
Implementing Integrated Cancer Survivorship Care: The Essential Role of Cancer Nurses
 
Professor Raymond Chan examines how the cancer nursing community can and should take the lead in ensuring a sustainable health care system and own the implementation of integrated cancer survivorship care. With the ever-increasing incidence and reducing mortality in cancer, delivering high-quality, sustainable survivorship care has become one of the top priorities for many health systems and services across the globe. For many countries, the acute cancer care system is not the most ideal setting to meet the long-term needs of cancer survivors, especially those with multiple chronic conditions and psychosocial problems. Therefore, implementing patient-centred integration between the acute and primary care system is key to enabling high-quality and sustainable care provision for cancer survivors. Read more here
 
The Oncologist’s Role in Cancer Prevention
In an EONS/ESMO collaborative session – What’s the point of cancer prevention for oncology staff? – Gilberto Morgan, a medical oncologist, stressed the importance of both doctors and nurses using their voices to push the prevention message and how they should collaborate closely for maximum impact in this crucial area. Read more here
Work related empowerment and interprofessional collaboration in cancer centre
In an EONS/ESMO collaborative session – What’s the point of cancer prevention for oncology staff? – Gilberto Morgan, a medical oncologist, stressed the importance of both doctors and nurses using their voices to push the prevention message and how they should collaborate closely for maximum impact in this crucial area. Read more here
The ESMO Young Medical Oncologist Committee: Shaping the future by addressing the needs of young cancer care professionals
EONS’ Young Cancer Nurses are becoming an ever-more important part of our organisation, needing our support in a fast-paced environment and also helping show the way forward. At EONS12, a joint ESMO/EONS session heard from Christoph Oing of the ESMO Young Oncologist Committee (YOC), about the similar challenges and opportunities facing young oncologists – and how working together can help. Read more here
Poster Winners EONS12
iGestHealth: a mobile application for use in cancer patients during the chemotherapy treatment

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Symptom management and continuum care through a joint approach in a clinical case

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EONS12 Industry Sponsored Sessions
A  number of symposia and workshops with industry sponsors brought even more educational opportunities than ever to our conference participants. EONS would like to thank the sponsors for making these EONS12 sessions possible. Beneath is a short report outlining the main topics and speakers in each symposium. Read more here
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