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.

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...

How an extended palliative care service has benefited patients

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

Understanding how targeted therapies work

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

Identifying patients at risk of neutropenic sepsis

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

Prevention and management of treatment-related oral mucositis

A prospective, multinational study conducted in the United States, Europe,...

Holidays for people with cancer and life-threatening illnesses

Bournemouth is the setting for the Grove Hotel, which caters for guests with cancer...

Advances in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

New and emerging treatments with the potential to extend survival are reshaping and...

Managing the side effects of vemurafenib therapy

The advice presented in this article reflects the consensus opinion of research and...

Services for women with metastatic breast cancer in the US

This article describes the experience of a nurse on an educational travel...

Chronic pain in breast cancer survivors

The 20-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer in...

Criteria for initiating end of life treatment in cancer critical care

As survival rates for patients with cancer improve, more patients are accessing...

The significant effects of childhood cancer on siblings

Each year in the UK about 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. While survival...

User survey of a cancer telephone helpline and email service

Public policy emphasises the need for cancer patients to have access to information...

Side effects of pazopanib in renal cell carcinoma

This article provides practical guidance for oncology nurses on the recognition and...

Developing a clinic to meet patients’ pre-operative needs

This article describes a practice development project at a gynaecological oncology...

Telephone helpline supports patients with prostate cancer

Nurses considering working for charities may not be aware of how they can use...

Giving staff confidence to discuss sexual concerns with patients

This article describes a countywide event to raise awareness among healthcare...

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