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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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Calculating capacity and demand in chemotherapy outpatient units

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

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...

The nurse’s role in HIFU therapy for prostate cancer

The efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive...

Comparing methods to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia

Alopecia is a common and distressing side effect of chemotherapy treatment. The...

Developing evidence-based standards for breast prosthesis fitting services

A significant proportion of the 41,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each...

A rapid rituximab infusion pilot study

Given the extended license for rituximab (MabThera) and the anticipated increase in...

Obesity and surgical approaches to its treatment in the UK

Overweight and obesity are now known to increase the risk of developing several...

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