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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.

Managing bone metastases through bisphosphonate treatment

This article examines the role of bisphosphonates in the management of patients...

Improving nurse communication skills with the cancer patient

The potential for improving nurses’ communication skills is often limited by nurses...

Caring for patients with gynaecological cancer and malignant fistula

Malignant fistula formation is a rare but serious and distressing sequel of cancer...

Young people’s and carer’s views on the cancer services they receive

Patient and public involvement is key to understanding how cancer services can be...

Establishing a prostate cancer support group

Whilst in the UK, there has been no shortage of breast cancer support groups for...

Chemotherapy support worker role — a one-year pilot

The use of chemotherapy as a treatment option has increased in recent decades and...

The case for nurse led follow-up

Nurse led care is expanding. In particular nurse led follow-up has a substantial...

Support in the community

This article addresses cancer care in the community, exploring the literature in...

The impact of the cancer services collaborative on practice

Now into its fifth year, the Cancer Services Collaborative is one of the...

Postal follow-up of care for childhood cancer survivors

Improved treatment for childhood cancer means that more children and young adults...

The role of fatigue in multiple myeloma

The many facets of multiple myeloma, especially in the later stages of the illness...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the hospice setting

There is much confusion and uncertainty about resuscitation within the field of...

Is it always ethical for health professionals to tell the truth about cancer?

One of the most difficult dilemmas facing healthcare professionals working in...

Play in the community — quality care for the child with cancer

Play, the universal language of children, is an important child-centred...

Is global symptom assessment in childhood cancer possible?

Cancer patients must self report their symptoms. However, self reporting in...

The diet dilemma for women with breast cancer

A Breast Cancer Care online survey shows that over 50 per cent of women with breast...

Monitoring quality of life in patients with haematological malignancies

Intensive treatment for haematological malignancies can have an enormous effect on...

Improving the care of patients requiring oesophageal stent insertion

A team approach to service redesign can improve the care of patients diagnosed with...

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