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.

Prostate education

Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of...

This article reports the findings of a service-user evaluation project undertaken in...

Smoking cessation

Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors in Ireland

Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was...

Oral vinorelbine

Oral vinorelbine: a narrative review

The incidence of many cancers is increasing; coupled with a decline in mortality rates (...

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Why ‘watch and wait’ is still a valuable option for low grade lymphomas

In 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released guidelines...

Nurse-led oncology clinics

Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and urology clinics

Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled,...

Play specialist

The role of health play specialists in palliative care

The role of health play specialists (HPSs) in palliative care is under-researched. Although...

Prostate ultrasound

Information support on high intensity focused ultrasound and cryotherapy for treating...

Aim Patients diagnosed with localised prostate cancer have a choice between comparable...

LGBT smoking

Smoking and vaping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: results of a...

There is evidence of a causal link between smoking and cancer, and its effects on cancer...

Managing pain

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

The Managing Advanced Cancer Pain Together (MACPT) group is a team of European experts in...

Exercise

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...

Chemotherapy for leukaemia

Children’s cancer nursing – past, present and future

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

Translator

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...

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