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.

Offering breast cancer patients a choice of device for administration of chemotherapy

A service improvement project offered patients a choice early on in their treatment

Using targeted education to improve acute hospital nurses’ knowledge and attitudes...

An evaluation project on the assessment and management of pain in acute hospitals

Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

Nursing care requires nurses to work intimately and closely with the bodies of others

Managing diarrhoea in patients with prostate cancer who undergo pelvic radiotherapy

This article describes the assessment and initial and long-term management of diarrhoea

Exploring patients’ lived experiences and perceptions of chemotherapy

Why you should read this article • To gain an in-depth understanding of patients’ lived...

Understanding the demand and unmet need for psychological cancer care in the community

Psychological care for people with cancer and their carers is not meeting demand

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

A review of evidence around potential medicinal use in treating cancer-related pain

Interventions to support male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer

This literature review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions

Available chemotherapy treatment locations and uptake: a mixed methods study

How healthcare professionals currently offer alternative treatment locations to patients

Implementing hope-based interventions in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

How the concept of hope can benefit adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Systemic anticancer therapy handling safety

Healthcare workers’ awareness, knowledge, training and use of protection measures

Hypercalcaemia of malignancy: causes and management

Unless treated promptly hypercalcaemia of malignancy can progress quickly

Use of HbA1c screening for health promotion in surgical gynaecology oncology patients

How one trust identified that patients might benefit from a glycated haemoglobin blood test

A referral pathway to community pharmacy for patients on oral anticancer medication

This article looks at a study set out to establish the feasibility of a referral pathway

‘Other-unproven’: US research and its implications for complementary therapies in UK

Insights into ways complementary therapists could play a useful role in new models of care

Spirituality care: assessing the spiritual needs of people with cancer

Unmet spiritual needs can lead to distress and further aggravate a diagnosis of cancer

Unmet needs in patients with high risk uveal melanoma undergoing liver surveillance

This audit provides a snapshot of the issues faced by patients with a rare form of cancer

Effect of dilution and delivery speed on phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Ensuring the right concentration of saline could reduce risk of pain during administration