Mac Voice Winter 2011
The magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Lyn Bruce, Vocational Rehabilitation Project Manager, on working through cancer.
Improving cancer services for the hearing impaired - Macmillan is funding and supporting a new Deaf Cancer Care programme.
Youth Cancer Trust service evaluation - The Youth Cancer Trust has been evaluating the service it offers to teenagers and young adults.
Macmillan study sheds light on carers - Macmillan commissioned Ipsos Mori to conduct a large study into carers of people with cancer.
Virtual learning promotes student interaction - A series of 'virtual classrooms' have been developed to allow professionals to learn online.
Supported self-management - Creating new professional roles to support the changing model of aftercare.
Helping people take control - Looking towards Macmillan's future direction.
Macmillan's corporate crew - An update on Macmillan's corporate partnerships and the positive impact they are having.
In focus - Cancer and genetics
Q&A with Julie Grier, Macmillan Genetic Counsellor.
Breast cancer and genetics - Macmillan Cancer Genetics Counsellor Karen Bailey discusses the implications of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.
Living well with and beyond cancer - Therapies Service Manager Helen Tyler shares how volunteers are helping people self-manage their cancer.
A new independence - Macmillan Occupational Therapist Wendy Wilkinson helps a young woman acheive her rehabilitation goals.
Thought taming - Dr Frances Goodhart, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author, explains how cognitive therapy can help people with cancer cope with their emotions after treatment.
Managing symptoms at the end of life - Macmillan Area Lead Pharmacist Linda Johnstone describes the implementation of Patient Group Directions and Just in Case boxes in NHS Lanarkshire.
Prescribing processes - An audit helps the Hillingdon Community Palliative Care Team identify gaps and acknowledges good practice.
Partnership working - Macmillan Community Palliative Care CNS Alison Faulkner-Butcher finds working with users can be a rewarding experience.
Holistic follow-up - A new nurse and dietetic-led service has streamlined activity and helped the team focus on patient needs.
Patient-centred care - Macmillan Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist Ruth Thompson talks about the benefits of nurse-led services.
Sharing good practice
Part one - Vocational rehabilitation: building work into a care plan.
Part two - Evidence base.
Part three - Policy.