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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.

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...

Aspergillus infection control in caring for BMT patients

Many complications can occur following a bone marrow transplantation including that...

Nurse verification of expected death

In English law, a doctor is required to issue a certificate detailing the cause of...

Screening for familial cases of colorectal cancer: a new practice environment

While approximately 80 per cent of patients with colorectal cancer have sporadic...

The importance of cancer rehabilitation

Cancer and its treatment can have a profound negative effect on a patient’s quality...

Taped consultations in a thoracic oncology lung cancer service

Communicating a diagnosis of lung cancer involves the delivery of highly complex...

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...

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...

Chemotherapy support worker role — a one-year pilot

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

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...

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