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.

Specialist service for patients with secondary breast cancer

The aim of this article is to offer an insight into the development of a secondary breast...

Standard of prostate biopsies undertaken by nurse practitioners

Aim To determine whether prostate biopsies can be safely and reliably undertaken by advanced...

How a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer affects women’s sexuality

Aim To explore the impact of gynaecological cancer on sexuality from the patient’s...

Supporting patients recovering after discharge from critical care

Cancer patients who survive a stay in critical care have unique needs in the recovery period...

Benefits of attending nurse-led pre-chemotherapy group sessions

Before the start of chemotherapy, cancer patients and their families can benefit from being...

Nurse-led clinics for haematological disorders

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic haematological disorders and many patients...

Effectiveness of a neutropenic sepsis clinical pathway

This article reports the findings of a re-audit across a cancer network of the...

Assessing satisfaction with a nurse-led clinical trials clinic

This article reports the results of a patient satisfaction questionnaire used to...

Men’s experiences of urinary incontinence after prostatectomy

This integrated thematic literature review explored men’s experiences of urinary...

Benefits of denosumab in treating bone metastases

This article discusses normal bone remodelling and explains how this changes when...

Award-winning project raises care standards and patient satisfaction

A project involving the introduction of a new discharge pathway has been recognised...

Focus on patients with a family history of cancer

The breast cancer risk assessment service (BCRAS) at Guy’s Hospital, London,...

Why novel treatments require changes in disease management

This article discusses the implications of introducing novel treatments into...

Effects of chemotherapy on patients’ cognitive function

Chemotherapy-related cognitive deficits in adult patients with colorectal cancer,...

Assessing the value of facilitated reflective practice groups

Clinical supervision is an effective way to provide support to staff. In cancer...

Understanding how targeted therapies work

This article briefly describes what is meant by ‘targeted cancer treatments’ and...

How an extended palliative care service has benefited patients

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2004) guidance for improving...

Identifying patients at risk of neutropenic sepsis

An audit of mortality figures for patients undergoing chemotherapy for urothelial...

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