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.

The value of a hospital palliative care team to other staff

A hospital palliative care team (HPCT) aims to provide specific advice, information...

The evolving field of brachytherapy: early stage breast cancer

Brachytherapy means giving radiotherapy from the inside of the body. Although,...

Gaining the views of service users in a specialist palliative day care setting

Patient and public involvement in the assessment of palliative care services...

Radioimmunotherapy in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Cancers of the immune system (lymphomas) are extremely sensitive to radiation....

Reducing waiting times in diagnosing patients with endometrial cancer

The NHS Cancer Plan (2000) is a five-year policy framework for improving cancer...

District nursing and end-of-life care

It is currently, widely believed that the majority of end-of-life patients would...

Male breast cancer: treatment and care

Although breast cancer is uncommon in men, it can cause significant morbidity and...

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the young person with cancer

Nausea and vomiting are among the most distressing adverse effects of cancer...

The role of the uro-oncology CNS

To meet the new cancer related targets, address the void left by junior doctors and...

The use of standard operating procedures in clinical research trials

Research nurses need to be familiar with standard operating procedure (SOP)...

Ovarian tumours of low malignant potential

Ovarian tumours of low malignant potential (borderline ovarian cancer) are benign...

Oral mucositis: a challenge for nurses

Oral mucositis is a serious complication of chemotherapy that can have a...

Auditing a chemotherapy triage telephone service

The increased need for a system of assessment, intervention and care that is not...

New ways of working: oncology triage

Popular in geographical expanses of Canada, America and Australia where rurally-...

Cancer of the connective tissue: STS

This summer NICE will be seeking consultation on its final draft of guidance for a...

Sexuality in gynaecological cancer patients

Sex remains an important contributor to quality of life in many patients with...

An assessment service to improve thoracic surgery pre-admission

Several recent government initiatives are designed to facilitate patient and public...

Focus group study and specialist nursing enhances breast cancer information

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer at Mayday University NHS Trust (MUH) embarks...

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