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.

Pancreatic cancer: optimising the patient experience

Pancreatic cancer is a substantial therapeutic challenge as the disease is often...

Dealing with uncertainty: caring for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients

The emphasis on informed choice for patients raises important questions regarding...

Chemotherapy infusion times: a comparison of infusors with Hickman catheters and PICCs

Patients must receive the correct dose of chemotherapy delivered over the...

Educating healthcare support workers in cancer and palliative care

The Cancer Care Alliance (CCA) Network for Teesside, South Durham and North...

A psycho-educational support group for women with ovarian cancer

It has been suggested that group psychological support can have advantages over...

Cardiotoxicity associated with doxorubicin

Anthracyclines, of which doxorubicin is the most common, have been effective...

Health promotion in palliative care

Health promotion is a discipline that, through education and support, helps people...

Social aspects of bereavement

The death of a family member is one of the most stressful and disruptive life...

Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement

A wide range of catheter devices are now available through which to deliver...

A team approach in the care of patients with oesophageal cancers

This article describes how an oncology nurse specialist (ONS) post was created to...

Psychosocial support needs of adults with melanoma

Having recently been appointed as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with the task...

Colorectal cancer — development of a nurse led follow-up clinic

Patient follow up after curative treatment for colorectal cancer is a subject of...

Cancer in midlife: care and hope

This article outlines the issues and nursing strategies in caring for a patient...

Information needs of the child with cancer and their family

The diagnosis of childhood cancer has a huge impact on the child and family unit....

Swapping traditional rostering for self-rostering within a cancer ward

Devising the schedule of nursing time on a hospital ward can be a time-consuming...

Using patient stories to improve lung cancer care

Several Department of Health (DoH) directives in recent years have outlined the...

Hereditary breast cancer: an overview

Now that the Human Genome Project has mapped the entire sequence of human DNA,...

Role of the neuro-oncology nurse specialist in Managing glioma patients

Although the survival rate for many cancers has improved over the past two decades...

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