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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.

Management of a patient with secondary lymphoedema

Women undergoing surgery and/or radiotherapy for treatment of gynaecological...

Giving staff confidence to discuss sexual concerns with patients

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

Views of specialist head and neck nurses about changes in their role

The Cancer Reform Strategy (Department of Health 2007) states that ‘commissioners...

Information and support for older women with breast cancer

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the information and support needs of older...

Role of the nurse in family-centred care

Childhood cancer causes severe disruption to the lives of the child and family affected....

Effect of serial scanning on patients with solitary pulmonary nodules

Aim To determine the experiences of patients who had undergone a two-year period of...

Exploring the role and expertise of ward-based oncology clinicians

Aim The aim of this study was to involve ward-based band 6 oncology nurses with the...

Assessing the value of offering art activities to patients and carers

Aim The aim of this study was to determine if patients who had undergone treatment...

Health professionals’ views of the approval process for cancer treatment

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the approval and funding of new cancer...

The benefits of a nurse and dietician-led follow-up clinic in head and neck cancer

A joint clinic run by a nurse and a dietician was established to follow up patients...

Administering rituximab: infusion-related reactions and nursing implications

Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody, is standard therapy in the treatment of patients...

Providing appropriate information about the risk of recurrence of breast cancer

When primary breast cancer is diagnosed, judging the level of information to...

A follow-up study of oncology nurses after communications skills training

Clear communication is important in consultations between patients and health...

An audit of levels of psychological support referrals for cancer patients

There is a wealth of literature concerning the psychological care of patients with...

Living life after cancer treatment: a nurse-led support service

Until relatively recently, scant attention has been paid to life after cancer...

An analysis of lung cancer clinical nurse specialist workload and value

In today’s healthcare system there is much controversy regarding the role and value...

Air travel and upper limb lymphoedema: what advice should patients be given?

In Western countries, lymphoedema develops most commonly as a result of cancer...

Raising awareness of neutropenic sepsis risk in ambulatory patients

Oncology patients, in particular haemato-oncology patients receiving ambulatory...

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