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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.

Managing the side effects of vemurafenib therapy

The advice presented in this article reflects the consensus opinion of research and...

Services for women with metastatic breast cancer in the US

This article describes the experience of a nurse on an educational travel...

Chronic pain in breast cancer survivors

The 20-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer in...

Criteria for initiating end of life treatment in cancer critical care

As survival rates for patients with cancer improve, more patients are accessing...

The significant effects of childhood cancer on siblings

Each year in the UK about 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. While survival...

User survey of a cancer telephone helpline and email service

Public policy emphasises the need for cancer patients to have access to information...

Side effects of pazopanib in renal cell carcinoma

This article provides practical guidance for oncology nurses on the recognition and...

Developing a clinic to meet patients’ pre-operative needs

This article describes a practice development project at a gynaecological oncology...

Telephone helpline supports patients with prostate cancer

Nurses considering working for charities may not be aware of how they can use...

Developing the role of advanced practitioner

This article explores the development and introduction of the advanced practitioner...

Management of a patient with secondary lymphoedema

Women undergoing surgery and/or radiotherapy for treatment of gynaecological...

Giving staff confidence to discuss sexual concerns with patients

This article describes a countywide event to raise awareness among healthcare...

Views of specialist head and neck nurses about changes in their role

The Cancer Reform Strategy (Department of Health 2007) states that ‘commissioners...

Information and support for older women with breast cancer

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the information and support needs of older...

Role of the nurse in family-centred care

Childhood cancer causes severe disruption to the lives of the child and family affected....

Effect of serial scanning on patients with solitary pulmonary nodules

Aim To determine the experiences of patients who had undergone a two-year period of...

Exploring the role and expertise of ward-based oncology clinicians

Aim The aim of this study was to involve ward-based band 6 oncology nurses with the...

Assessing the value of offering art activities to patients and carers

Aim The aim of this study was to determine if patients who had undergone treatment...

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