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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.

Rehabilitation for adolescent brain tumour survivors

Adolescent patients who recover from treatment for brain tumours can be left with...

The impact of cancer treatment on male fertility

Infertility as a consequence of cancer treatment can be a devastating blow to...

Place of death: Hobson’s Choice or patient choice?

The place of final care for patients with terminal illness is influenced more by...

Defining the role of the clinical nurse specialist

The role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) remains an area of debate. To...

Informing cancer patients: Truth telling and culture

Truth-telling about life-threatening cancer illness is a controversial matter. Few...

Operating palliative care services in the private setting

Palliative care services have developed rapidly over the past 30 years and the...

Making healthcare decisions with children

Children’s cancers are seldom like adult cancers. They frequently have a different...

Evidence based service for patients with lung cancer

In recent years there has been a large increase in the number of nurse specialist...

Working with anxiety in cancer: psycho-oncological care

The Cancer Plan has highlighted the importance of psychological support in cancer...

Chemotherapy and the cell cycle

There are three main methods of treating cancer – surgery, radiotherapy and...

Exudate management in fungating malignant wounds

Fungating wounds are caused by infiltration of the skin by a local tumour and/or...

Continuing therapy in childhood leukaemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood cancer and...

Implications of PBSCT for nursing practice

This is an evaluative case study comparing the treatment of two patients with non-...

The importance of clinical trials in cancer care

If the treatment of cancer is to advance, it is essential that research and...

Development of a nurse-led service for patients receiving oral capecitabine

This article discusses the introduction by one cancer centre of oral chemotherapy...

The role of the gene therapy nurse in cancer care

The genetic revolution is taking the world by storm. Reports of the latest genetic...

Introduction of a pain assessment tool in a cancer centre: an action research approach

The aim of this research project was to develop and pilot a pain assessment tool in...

Managing advanced cancer: a case study

The purpose of this article is to show how a patient presenting with advanced...

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