Mac Voice Summer 2011
The magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Laura Cooper, Teenage and Young People Information Nurse, on improving cancer care for young people.
Tribute to early Macmillan nurse - Paying tribute to Val Hunkin, one of the first Macmillan nurses in Cornwall.
Macmillan professionals shine at IJPN awards - Macmillan professionals won several categories at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards.
Supporting families in need - An innovative project is helping families cope with the everyday effects of cancer.
Assessment and care planning - Meeting needs after treatment.
Award-winning training for frontline clinic staff - A unique training programme for clinical staff.
Improving cancer survival rates - Macmillan Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Mitchell discusses the coalition government's new cancer strategy.
Macmillan's future direction - Chief Executive Ciarán Devane shares how Macmillan aims to help people affected by cancer now and in the future.
Jan Everard, Macmillan Consultant Nurse, gestational trophoblastic disease.
Making decisions about treatment - Piloting decision navigation for people newly diagnosed with breast and prostate cancer.
Emergency admissions - A new study will investigate people's experiences of an emergency admission to hospital.
Spiritual care training - Two Macmillan CNSs explored their spirituality through a two-year training programme.
Developing a successful support group - Lisa Dichmont, Macmillan Upper GI Nurse, reflects on setting up an oesophageal support group.
Life on the road with Macmillan - The impact of a mobile cancer information centre.
In focus: Children and young people
Helping young people with complex needs - Wendy White's dual clinical nurse specialist role aims to ensure supportive care for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Delay in diagnosis - Laura Cooper, Teenage and Young People Information Nurse, on why late diagnosis is a real issue for young people with cancer.
Give us a break - Principal Psychologist Elizabeth King explains how her service developed an award-winning programme for young people who have experienced loss, change or bereavement.
Supporting children with central nervous system tumours - Dr Louise Talbot, Macmillan Clinical Psychologist, talks about the psychological needs and specialist support offered to this group of children.
I'll huff and I'll puff ... but I can't blow your house down - Heather McMillan, Macmillan Cancer Information Support Worker, reinvents classic fairy tales to help children understand cancer.
Sharing good practice
Part one - Volunteers: adding value to service.
Part two - Case studies: in practice.