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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.

Chemotherapy-induced alopecia: a phenomenological study

Breast cancer accounts for 16 per cent of all cancers in females. The treatment...

Patient diaries: can they offer psychological help to cancer patients?

Patient diaries have been successfully used in intensive care units (ICUs) to...

Development of a patient-held diary for oral chemotherapy

A generic oral chemotherapy diary has been developed in the South West London...

A model of care for optimising recovery after breast cancer surgery

This article discusses the development of a multidisciplinary specialist advisory...

Managing chemotherapy capacity by sharing best practice

Experts have warned that urgent action is needed to ensure that the NHS is prepared...

Smoking cessation advice for head and neck cancer patients: is it worth it?

This article describes the incidence of head and neck cancer in England and the...

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...

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