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.

Use of glycated haemoglobin blood test (HbA1c) screening for health promotion in surgical gynaecology oncology patients

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

Feasibility of a referral pathway to community pharmacy for patients taking oral anticancer medication

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 the UK

‘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

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

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

An observational study of the effect of dilution and delivery speed on the development of phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Effect of dilution and delivery speed on phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

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

Online live chat: a digital solution or barrier to communicating with those affected by prostate cancer?

Is online chat a solution or barrier to communicating with people with prostate cancer?

Methods of communication have become less personal and more reliant on technology

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

Psychological effects of choosing active surveillance on men with prostate cancer

The psychological effects of active surveillance and how nurses can support patients

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

Views of patients and family members about commonly used patient-reported outcome measures

Sexual activity after treatment for head and neck cancer: the experience of survivors

Sexual activity after treatment for head and neck cancer: the experience of survivors

It is critical that healthcare providers meet the informational needs of this population

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

Nurses and other health professionals are expected to ask patients about sexual orientation

Collaborative working in cancer pain management

Collaborative working in cancer pain management

Despite recent attention to pain assessment and management, cancer pain remains a significant clinical problem worldwide. A total of 38% of cancer patients experience moderate to severe pain that is unresponsive to conventional analgesia and may benefit from additional pain interventions. With expert management, for most people with cancer, pain can be treated effectively with conventional pharmacological approaches, however a minority find either that analgesic management strategies provide suboptimal pain relief or cause excessive side effects. This article describes how collaborative working between a specialist palliative care team and acute pain service can help provide the most effective pain relief for this group of patients. The article uses a case study to describe how the teams work with the wider multidisciplinary cancer team to provide coordinated support and pain management for patients and their families.

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with...

Aim This aim of the study was to explore the information and support needs of women with...
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Supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer: a literature review

Quality of life is crucial to people with pancreatic cancer due to poor survival rates and...

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

Parental grief is unlike any other grief and is physically and emotionally overwhelming....

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer...

As more oral anticancer agents are available community pharmacy practitioners (CPPs) may...

Providing information early in the clinical pathway for people with prostate cancer

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative recommends offering health and well-being...

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or recurrent disease is distressing. Increasing numbers...

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