1st European Cancer Nursing Day
18th May 2017
Recognising the Importance of Cancer Nursing
Today, 18 May, we celebrate the crucial work that cancer nurses are doing today, and every day, in hospitals, clinics, hospices and homes across Europe.
European Cancer Nursing Day (ECND) is about saying to politicians, health ministers, healthcare managers and all those whose job it is to improve cancer outcomes – please recognise and value the work of the nurses, because without them your goals may never become reality.
With our partners at ECCO, we want to see cancer nursing recognised as a specialisation at a European level with formal training and higher education. We’re campaigning for change and raising our profile on social media on this special day.
Please help by tweeting a picture of yourself and your colleagues – #ECND2017
Follow us on Twitter – @cancernurseEU
EONS Education Day in Clinical Cancer Nursing
May 18th 2017
(In collaboration with The Estonian Cancer Nursing Society)
EONS is working closely with the Estonian Cancer Nursing Society to support Estonian cancer nurses. The EONS Board has arranged a special Education Day in Tallinn on Thursday 18 May 2017. This will be preceded by a Clinical Visit to the Tartu University Hospital Cancer Centre by several members of the EONS Board and Board members of the Estonian Society. On Friday 19 May, the Estonian Oncology Nursing Society will celebrate its 25th Anniversary, and EONS invites all the Estonian delegates to take part in the Education Day.
During the EONS Education Day, EONS Board members will give presentations on various important oncology nursing topics. A round-table discussion with identified key stakeholders from education, health care and the political arena will follow later in the day (this event is by invitation only).
We are now coming to the end of the first Phase of the RECaN project as we have completed our systematic review of the evidence on cancer nursing interventions and will be submitting this work for publication very soon.
This has been a huge piece of work - we have screened over 20,000
articles and included more than 350 randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental trials and controlled before-after studies in the review. Our researchers Dr Pauline Campbell and Ms Claire Torrens, from the NMAHP Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University, have worked tirelessly on the project for the past year, along with members of the EONS Research Working Group and other EONS nurse researchers who have volunteered their time. This collaborative project is a fantastic example of the goodwill, shared expertise and knowledge of cancer nurses across Europe and we are convinced that it will make a very important contribution to the recognition of the value of cancer nursing in all our countries.