Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.
How a clear structure can provide information efficiently and with empathy and compassion
With such care people can exercise choice and control over their care plan and delivery
How to ensure people with learning disabilities receive equitable and timely care
Identifying best transition practice for young adults who had childhood cancer
Learn more about the experience of pain in patients living with and beyond cancer
The principles of prehabilitation in cancer care and its benefits for people with cancer
Outline of the WHO classification of such tumours, and their treatment and predicted outcomes
A reflection on health risks associated with handling systemic anticancer therapy agents
Use of CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitors in patients with breast cancer
Oral complications can cause distress, long-term complications and increased morbidity
A systematic approach for nurses at any level or experience to engage with service evaluation
Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or of its recurrence is distressing and there are increasing numbers of people living with the disease, some taking continuous treatment, as well as others who have been cured. Living with cancer and the possibility of recurrence requires psychological strength to deal with the treatment, effects of the illness and uncertainty about the future. The attributes of self-efficacy and psychological well-being can reduce the effects of chronic stress. Excellent symptom control is essential and fatigue, the most prevalent and often most distressing symptom for those with cancer, requires targeted support. Well-being and psychological resilience may be improved by specific actions and psychological approaches, some of which are encompassed by Foresight Mental Capital and Well-being Project’s (2008) five ways to well-being framework, which can be used to deliver personalised care. This is the second of a two-part article that reviews interventions promoting well-being and resilience in patients living with cancer. It describes the framework and suggests practical ways in which clinicians can integrate it and other interventions into clinical practice. It also offers time out exercises and a multiple choice quiz to aid readers’ learning and test their knowledge.