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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.

An evaluation of an approach to e-learning in a cancer care setting

The delivery of high quality care to patients with cancer and their family and...

Managing the side effects of sunitinib: a guide to empowering the patient

In June 2007, 12 research nurses involved in the clinical trials of sunitinib in...

Docetaxel extravasation resulting in vesicant type skin reaction: case report

Extravasations – pain at the intravenous site and local blistering – are caused by...

The success of a nurse-led, one-stop suspected prostate cancer clinic

Until recently, the prostate biopsy, and accompanying trans-rectal ultrasound, has...

Mapping the English cancer clinical nurse specialist workforce

The role and function of the cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS) has been the...

Stenting improves quality of life in the management of oesophageal cancer patients

Oesophageal cancer has a poor prognosis with an overall survival rate of...

Hickman line surveillance in oncology

This article describes the development of a surveillance tool to monitor...

Management of patient participation in a hepatocellular carcinoma clinical trial

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major form of liver cancer. Although it was...

Living with secondary breast cancer

Women living with secondary breast cancer (SBC) have a strong need for information...

Evaluating patients’ experiences of home and hospital chemotherapy

This article examines the experiences of breast cancer patients who received...

Assessing the value of a cancer clinical nurse specialist

NHS organisations are going through challenging financial times, in line with...

Quality of life in stem cell transplant patients — a literature review

High-dose chemotherapy with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is associated...

Digital rectal examination — an holistic examination approach

Digital rectal examination (DRE) is commonly carried out by nurse practitioners as...

Identifying research priorities for nurse specialists in lung cancer care

Research into lung cancer undertaken by nurses in clinical practice is limited....

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: a common but overlooked cancer

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a form of leukaemia that predominates in...

Breast cancer: What are the issues for young women?

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a potentially traumatic experience at any age....

Patient satisfaction audit of a nurse-led lung cancer follow-up clinic

This article describes a patient satisfaction audit of a nurse-led clinic for...

Nurse specialist direct referrals to breast care clinics

From pre-diagnosis and beyond treatment for breast cancer, many individuals access...

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