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Specialist lung cancer nurses have a vitally important role to play helping to treat and support people who have been diagnosed with the disease. For patients and their families, their contribution is absolutely vital.
Whether it’s offering expert advice, providing psychological support, sharing their nursing knowledge and skills and supporting those involved in looking after lung cancer patients, nurses are a lifeline to patients and their loved ones.
In our work with clients suffering from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, we are constantly reminded on a daily basis of how important the care from specialist lung cancer nurses is.
But nurses need support too and that’s why the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and its regional sub-group, such as the South West Lung Cancer Nurses Interest Group, are so key. They enable specialist nurses to support each other, share best practice and improve their knowledge and build links and networks with colleagues, support organisations and professional services providers.
The experience and clinical background of specialist lung cancer nurses can be very diverse. But they are united with one common cause – to provide care and support to lung cancer patients and their families. By pooling their resources and sharing their wealth of knowledge and depth of skill, this can only be enhanced.
This week, we are looking forward to attending the South West Lung Cancer Nurses Interest Group meeting at Muddifords Court Country House Hotel in Devon.
It promises to be an interesting event with a clinical update from Dr. Toby Talbot, Consultant Oncologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. There will also be discussion and debates about end of life care, key learning from interesting or challenging cases and feedback from the recent International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group.
If you would like to learn more about the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and how they help support nurses you can visit the NLCFN website.