This issue of our journal has a haematological theme but our
four papers report findings and engage in discussion that
resonates with all cancer nurses. The threads that link the four
papers are those of living with cancer and haematological
malignancies and how best to support individuals doing this.
Survivorship has been characterised as living on after a cancer
diagnosis, as being a life-changing experience and as having both
positive and negative aspects. The concept of survivorship has
also been used as a tool to frame a survivor’s experience and to
describe the meaning making, skill building ‘craftwork’1 required
by survival. A key consideration, therefore, for us as cancer and
haematology nurses, is how to work with individuals affected by
cancer and haematological malignancies and our fellow health
professionals to enable individuals to survive well at all times
across the trajectory of survival.