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Monitoring New Zealand patients on abiraterone

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in New Zealand. In 2012, 3,129 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 607 died from metastatic or castration-resistant disease (MoH, 2015). The Southern District Health Board (DHB) is a publically funded regional health...
2015 Nominee for the EAUN Board

Improving follow-up care after nephrectomy

Similar to worldwide trends, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the Netherlands comprises 2% of all the malignancies1. The Netherlands Cancer Institute is a specialised institute where many cases of nephrectomies and partial nephrectomies are performed in localised and locally advanced RCC. The follow-up after...

A fellowship exchange at UZ University Hospital Ghent, Belgium

I visited the UZ University Hospital in Ghent last 24 to 27 November as part of a fellowship programme of the European Association for Urological Nurses (EAUN). The EAUN, which sponsors the travel, accommodation and daily allowances, offers two application rounds per year. In...

Compassion in urological healthcare

My workplace has four core values that guide our healthcare practices and one of these values is compassion. This overarching philosophy of ‘delivering care with compassion’ drives us to do everything we can to relieve the suffering of those in our care. I...

Nursing in Motion
A video session with a difference

Some good things need to be re-invented for it to remain current, dynamic and relevant. This year’s EAUN 2016 Munich video session was indeed a video session with a difference. In the past, we provided a small window for...

Perspective from Malta

First of all I would like to thank the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) for providing me the opportunity to attend the EAUN Conference in Munich through a grant. It was an extraordinary, inspiring event and my first...

Win a grant for your Nursing Research Project

Do you have a good idea for a research project to improve nursing care? Join the EAUN Research Project Competition and contribute to international efforts to boost urological nursing. The EAUN recognises the importance of achieving evidence-based health care....

High quality poster sessions

Two moderated poster sessions took place during the 17th EAUN Meeting in Munich but due to the higher number of high quality abstracts, an extra unmoderated session was organised, for the second time in the history of the EAUN’s annual meeting. We had...

Sharing best practices in major surgical care

Nursing collaboration started in 1993 with first the International Nursing Conference, a dialogue between the University of Jordan and the Institute of Health and Caring Science in Sweden.  The results of this abovementioned meeting led to cultural exchanges, job satisfaction, establishment of nursing councils,...

EAUN in Munich: My experience

The 17th EAUN meeting was particularly interesting for me as it highlighted a range of interesting topics and features that were applicable to my field of urological nursing and which enabled me to apply current practices. For the purpose of this article the one...

Issues in nursing care for teenagers in transition to adulthood

The Benign Section of the EAUN held an exciting thematic session discussing the challenges regarding teenagers in transition into adulthood. I was delighted and honoured to present the service I deliver within Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust incorporating Evelina London. My exciting role...