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.

Developments in diagnostics and treatment for myeloma

Over the past decade, many novel treatments for myeloma have been developed and are now in...

Management of chemotherapy-related arm symptoms in patients with breast cancer

Anthracyclines are used widely as part of combination chemotherapy regimens to treat...

The experience of care for people affected by mesothelioma

This article reports on an analysis of patient and carer free-text comments received in...

Treatment developments for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Radium-223 (Ra-223) dichloride is the first bone-targeted therapy for men with metastatic...

Problem-based learning for advanced nurse practitioners

This article discusses the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in two advanced practice...

An evaluation of the role of support workers in lung cancer

Aim To map the prevalence and type of unregistered roles that have emerged to support lung...

Patients’ preferences for information during chemotherapy

Aim To identify patients’ perceptions of information about prognosis and chemotherapy....

Compliance with swift communication of diagnosis to GPs

Until this year the National Cancer Peer Review Programme Manual for Cancer Services 2008...

The value of complementary therapies for carers witnessing patients’ medical procedures

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of carers receiving complementary...

Skin reactions from radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a widely used cancer treatment that can be used for curative and palliative...

The lived experiences of people with bladder cancer and their partners

The aim of this literature review was to locate the voices of people with bladder cancer and...

An alternative approach to support group growth and development

Support groups often require help to perpetuate their success, keep to clear objectives and...

Effectiveness of prophylactic gastrostomy in patients having treatment for head and...

Patients with head and neck cancer are at increased risk of malnutrition. There is much...

An evaluation of acceptance by new patients of advanced nurse practitioners

Changes in cancer policies and professional evolution, including non-medical prescribing,...

Lung cancer screening: the opportunity to increase survival

In recent decades, patients with many forms of cancer have seen dramatic improvements in...

Evaluation of a psychotherapeutic group after treatment for cancer

This evaluation aimed to assess the effect of an eightweek psychotherapeutic group with an...

Physical activity levels of lung cancer survivors

The aim of this service evaluation was to establish current activity levels of lung cancer...

How patients’ feedback was used to redesign a head and neck service

This article describes the findings of a modified experience-based co-design project to...

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