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.

Quality of death: humanisation versus medicalisation

A ‘good death’ is a multi-faceted phenomenon whose strands may be difficult to...

Hand-foot syndrome: exploring the provision of information for patients

This article explores the literature on hand-foot syndrome (HFS), a potentially...

Advanced breast cancer: aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment

Even though the number of women affected by breast cancer continues to rise...

Implementing inter-professional supervision within a hospice setting

Care of people who require specialist palliative care demands a range of specialist...

‘Trial or error?’ Are the right patients being chosen for the right trial?

Recruiting patients into clinical trials is a lengthy and specialised process that...

Exploring nursing care in outpatient oncology clinics in Ireland

Often individuals with cancer attend outpatient clinics for follow-up care. In the...

Multiple myeloma: understanding the impact of the disease

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the red bone marrow and despite modern treatments,...

Involving cancer patients in the education of healthcare professionals

Recent years have seen a move away from a hierarchical and paternalistic...

Hormone treatment for breast cancer

For women who have oestrogen and/or progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer,...

Patient experience of breast screening and X-ray guided core biopsy

This survey was carried out as part of an on going audit of women’s satisfaction...

Taking the lead and extending the role of lung cancer clinical nurse specialist

Leadership is central to the delivery and continuous improvement of cancer services...

Identifying the information needs of women with ovarian cancer

It is an essential part of the clinical nurse specialist’s role to ensure that each...

Does bilingual advocacy improve Bengali patients’ satisfaction with cancer services?

This research aimed to establish the efficacy of introducing bilingual health...

A toxicity audit for patients receiving chemotherapy at a clinic or at home

This article describes a pathway from a home chemotherapy pilot project to a...

Calculating capacity and demand in chemotherapy outpatient units

This article highlights the current challenges in meeting demand capacity facing...

Communication skills and cultural awareness in the field of cancer care

This article evaluates the impact of a nine-month training programme, developed by...

Reviewing nurses’ and doctors’ abilities to perform clinical breast examination

This literature review examines the potential role of the specialist nurse or nurse...

Nurse and physiotherapy led follow-up for lung cancer patients after surgery

This article describes a pilot study aimed at providing follow-up care for lung...

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