Cathy Hughes

Health Intervention Research: Understanding Research Design & Methods

This book describes the rationale of different research designs and methods clearly and simply, and then examines their effectiveness in the context of health intervention. The practical descriptions for implementing different research methods are also helpful.

Health Intervention Research: Understanding Research Design & Methods

This book covers research designs and methods that can be used in the evaluation of interventions. It describes the theoretical, empirical and practical knowledge required in choosing and being able to critique such research.

Cancer survivor

Supporting delivery of the recovery package for people living with and beyond cancer

Survivorship is an important issue in cancer care in the UK. More people are being diagnosed with the disease and many more are living for longer after diagnosis. The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative recommends that patients with cancer have a package of care designed to improve outcomes and support for those living with and beyond the disease. The recovery package consists of a holistic needs assessment, treatment summary, cancer care review and health and wellbeing event. Although these interventions are recommended as a way to improve care, many people do not have access to the combined package, or even some of its components. The Cancer Nursing Partnership (CNP), a collaboration of cancer nursing organisations and communities of influence, has been established to support nurses with delivery of the recovery package in practice. This article describes the package and its components, introduces the CNP and outlines the work it has carried out to date.

Cervical cancer:prevention, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care

This article provides an update on cervical cancer, broadly covering aspects of the disease ranging from epidemiology to aetiology and prevention to treatment.