The importance of putting the needs of the patient at the forefront of their care throughout treatment
In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream Jonjo sits down to talk to Dee, a Cellular Therapy Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Royal Marsden. They chat openly about the importance of keeping the needs of the patient at the forefront of their care throughout treatment, how best to achieve that and how hearing from those who have already been through the treatment can bring learnings to the clinical nurses that help dictate how they approach care for patients currently experiencing treatment.
How focusing on patients’ needs has led to the continuing growth and success of the North East Haematology Nurses Group conference
In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream, we’re at the North East Haematology Nurses Group Conference in Newcastle where Jonjo speaks to Cath Cox, a Clinical Nurse Specialist for leukaemia and myeloma. They talk about how this event has grown and developed over the years and how Cath and her team have focussed on the needs of the patient to ensure it’s annual success.
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Bpositive Bloodstream Episode 14 – How physical activity transformed my life after my mother’s cancer diagnosis – Andrea’s story
Having suffered some dark moments after her mother's diagnosis for ovarian cancer, Andrea made a promise to herself to always be a positive and healthy person. With great support from her husband, and through channeling her mother's positivity, exuberance and zest for life, Andrea has changed her life and retrained to become a health and fitness trainer. Andrea speaks to Bpositive founder Jonjo about those difficult times and how she came through them and how, now, every day is always a positive, happy and healthy day.
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her personal training then visit her website Shapes with Andrea
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Bpositive Bloodstream Episode 13 – How I decided to help others after my treatment – Catherine's story
After being diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkins lymphoblastic lymphoma at the age of 16, Catherine focused on carving out a career in the medical world to help others. In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream, Catherine speaks to Bpositive founder Jonjo about her experience with being diagnosed with blood cancer at such a young age, how she was determined to become a healthcare professional, and the impact that had on herself and those around her.
Do me find it difficult to talk about cancer? Our founder Jonjo Rooney caught up with fellow leukaemia patient Kiwi to discuss the issue the issue with Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their Men and Cancer campaign for 2019.
Read more about Macmillan's Men and Cancer – Let's talk about what you can't say campaign
This month we hear from our founder Jonjo and our guest Kiwi who discuss the similarities between their different blood cancer journeys and how both felt compelled to have a positive approach during and after treatment.
This month, our founder Jonjo discusses how he took himself from a hospital bed to running the London Marathon. And, how he found there were many parallels that he felt existed between his own treatment for leukaemia, as well as those required for when he finally left the hospital bed and pushed himself to cross the finish line in 2010.
Bpositive Bloodstream Episode 10 – Taking care of your mind as well as your body throughout treatment
This month, our founder Jonjo discusses the importance of taking care of your mind as well as your body throughout treatment for blood cancer and beyond.
Bpositive Bloodstream Episode 09 – The importance of looking ahead and staying positive in the new year
This month our founder Jonjo discusses how, after his diagnosis in December 2006, he was still able to set himself goals and use them to keep moving forward at this difficult time of year.
In this episode we hear from our charity founder Jonjo Rooney who reflects on moments that matter and, in particular, a couple of moments that have stayed with him nearly 12 years on from his leukaemia diagnosis. Jonjo discusses how it felt to finally be told he could go home and how the song that was playing at the time on the hospital radio still resonates with him today.
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A mixture of insightful comments, posts and general 'blogging' from various Bpositive contributors