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.

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

This article presents some of the main findings from a study using an interpretative...

E-learning

Developing and evaluating an e-learning resource for nurses in haemato-oncology

Haemato-oncology nursing is a complex area of clinical practice. An online educational...

Advanced care planning

Is patient information on palliative care good enough? A literature review and audit

Aim Early access to palliative care can improve patients’ signs and symptoms and reduce...

Nurse and patient

Should men on long-term androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer be screened...

Androgen-deprivation therapy is the main long-term treatment for men with advanced prostate...

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

In the past two years proteasome inhibitors have risen in prominence reflecting the recent...

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementation of the Recovery Package is a priority in the recent NHS England cancer...

Home infusion

Exploring the benefits of a home pembrolizumab infusion service for patients with...

An increasing incidence of melanoma and recent scientific developments in systemic anti-...

Oral chemotherapy

Exploring perceptions and experiences of oral chemotherapy in people with cancer

The increasing use of oral chemotherapy treatment for cancer offers benefits...

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess treatment and social support needs

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess...

By 2020, two million people aged 65 and over will be living with a cancer diagnosis, and...

Kelly Stackhouse

The value of anterior resection survivorship programmes

Up to 80% of people with rectal cancer undergo sphincter-preserving surgery and, of these,...

Patient follow-up

Development, integration and evaluation of nurse-led follow-up across five tumour sites...

The traditional model of medical oncology follow-up clinics has been challenged in recent...

A new normal: reconciling change in appearance and function for men with head and neck...

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how men with head and neck cancer (HNC) experience...

Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of...

This article reports the findings of a service-user evaluation project undertaken in...

Why ‘watch and wait’ is still a valuable option for low grade lymphomas

In 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released guidelines...

Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors in Ireland

Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was...

Oral vinorelbine: a narrative review

The incidence of many cancers is increasing; coupled with a decline in mortality rates (...

Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and urology clinics

Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled,...

The role of health play specialists in palliative care

The role of health play specialists (HPSs) in palliative care is under-researched. Although...

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