Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Understanding colorectal cancer survivors’ perceptions of dietary advice: a literature review

Understanding colorectal cancer survivors’ perceptions of dietary advice

A literature review identifying approaches to use in your practice to improve dietary advice

Surviving cancer

Effects of surviving cancer in childhood on young people’s social interactions

A literature review of the effects on social interactions of adolescents and young adults

Evaluating group pre-assessment for improving self-efficacy in patients undergoing systemic anticancer therapy

Pre-assessment for improving self-efficacy in patients in systemic anticancer therapy

This article reports the findings of an evaluation of a group pre-assessment workshop

Do mindfulness interventions reduce burnout in oncology nurses? A literature review

Do mindfulness interventions reduce burnout in oncology nurses? A literature review

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that oncology nurses often initially experience high levels of compassion satisfaction, but are also at risk of burnout • To identify how a variety of mindfulness interventions can improve oncology nurses’ emotional well-being and reduce the risk of burnout • To be aware that managing staff’s emotional health and well-being is a shared organisational and individual responsibility Nursing patients with cancer is associated with a high level of intensity of emotional engagement, which can result in compassion fatigue and burnout, with nurses leaving the profession as a result. Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment to improve health and well-being. This literature review sought to answer the question: ‘do mindfulness interventions reduce burnout in oncology nurses?’ A systematic database search was undertaken and seven articles were included in this review. Three main themes arose from content analysis of the articles: overall effectiveness of a diverse range of interventions; physical and psychological effect on nurses including skills acquisition to improve resilience; and the practicalities of using emotional support interventions. Mindfulness interventions can reduce levels of compassion fatigue and burnout in oncology nurses, and in practice these nurses can use the techniques learned to reduce stress and to support them in coping with challenging situations. Thus, such interventions can reduce the emotional cost of caring, reduce staff absences due to ill health and reduce the number of nurses leaving the profession or department.

Life beyond cancer: exploring the value of end-of-treatment clinics for teenagers and young adults

Exploring the value of end-of-treatment clinics for teenagers and young adults

Recognising the needs of teenagers and young people at the end of their cancer treatment

Factors affecting patients’ decision-making about treatment for cancer: a literature review

Factors affecting patients’ decision-making about treatment for cancer

A literature review on providing patients with information on cancer treatments

Setting up an advisory group to explore the role of partners of adolescents and young adults in cancer care

Setting up an advisory group to explore the role of partners of adolescents and young...

Recognising the value of public patient involvement for people undergoing treatment

Sign langauge

Improving cancer survivorship in the deaf community: a bespoke cancer information event

Evaluation of a project for deaf people accessing information on cancer survivorship

Supporting self-management for people with laryngeal cancer through printed information

Supporting self-management for people with laryngeal cancer through printed information

Nurses can use a combination of generic and condition-specific self-management approaches

Open access
Patient-reported effectiveness and safety of NEPA in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a UK online service evaluation

Effectiveness and safety of NEPA in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

UK online service evaluation of patient-reported effectiveness of netupitant and palonosetron

Understanding the routes to diagnosis for colorectal cancer in New Zealand: a protocol paper

Understanding the routes to diagnosis for colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Protocol paper on designing a research study aimed at understanding the routes to diagnosis

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

This service evaluation focuses on the effects of the pandemic on patients and their carers

Barriers to the delivery and uptake of psychosocial care in adult cancer services

A critical evaluation of the literature using a qualitative research design

Caring for someone with cancer and severe mental illness

Cancer care for people with mental illness should be shared with mental health services

Providing cancer treatment and care to people living with cancer and dementia

Dementia complicates cancer treatment and care and there can be many challenges

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

Steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of medication errors

Experiences of healthcare staff in cancer care for people with learning disabilities

A literature review of cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities

Mesothelioma: exploring gender differences in diagnosis, legal advice and risk

Emphasis on risk of exposure to asbestos in high-risk jobs may have obscured others at risk

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