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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 pain in advanced cancer settings: an expert guidance and conversation tool

Help people with cancer, and those caring for them, to talk about the hidden aspects of pain

Exploring the effects of an exercise programme on women with breast cancer

Aims Regular exercise can help improve physical function and quality of life, and reduce the...

Children’s cancer nursing – past, present and future

Treatment for children’s cancer has changed significantly over the past 50 years. Once...

The challenges of delivering care to a non-English speaking patient, with a rare...

Clinical management of patients with rare cancers can be challenging, but is further...

Developing the next generation of specialist cancer nurses

There are concerns about the future specialist cancer nursing workforce, and its ability to...

Multi–parametric magnetic resonance imaging before prostate biopsy

Prostate cancer attracts a great deal of media attention in the popular and academic press,...

Understanding, responding and prioritising cancer patients’ experience feedback

Hospitals receive a huge amount of patient feedback, but it does not automatically tell them...

Evaluating health and well-being interventions for patients with secondary breast cancer

Patients with secondary breast cancer (SBC) may live for many years, but they require...

Dame Cicely Saunders – an inspirational nursing theorist

Dame Cicely Saunders is not well known as a nursing theorist, but is undoubtedly worthy of...

End of treatment interviews for patients following primary breast cancer treatment

Since the mid-1980s, female breast cancer deaths have fallen by 40% in the UK, largely due...

Experiences and outcomes of lung cancer patients using electronic assessments

The NHS Lanarkshire Lung Cancer Project is part of the Transforming Care after Treatment...

Individual patient treatment requests: process and evaluation of the use of third-line...

Aim Single agent cetuximab can be used as palliative treatment for chemo-refractory...

Establishing a community of practice for clinical nurse specialists

This article describes the development of a community of practice for more than 55 clinical...

Developing a support service for teenage and young adult cancer survivors with...

Osteonecrosis is a recently established side effect of teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer...

How education on managing parental cancer can improve family communication

Aims When parents of young children are diagnosed with cancer there is an immediate effect...

Recurrent head and neck cancer: body image and concerns about sexuality

Aim The focus on recurrent head and neck cancer (HNC) care is typically geared toward...

Adherence to low molecular weight heparin treatment by patients with cancer who develop...

Patients with cancer who are diagnosed with venous thromboembolism (VTE) are managed with...

Existential support needs following cancer treatment with curative intent

Aims Research in recent years reveals that people can experience a range of existential...

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