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.

Exploring the education and information needs of patients on oral anticancer medicines

Aim To explore the education and information needs of patients taking oral anticancer...

The value of stress relieving techniques

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of receiving rapid stress...

Role of lung cancer nurse specialists in recruiting patients to clinical trials

Facilitating access to anti-cancer treatment is an important factor in improving prognosis...

Efficacy of a late effects screening clinic led by nurses

With rising survival rates, there is emerging awareness of the long-term and late effects of...

Management of metastatic colorectal cancer and its implications for patients and nurses

The treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved significantly in...

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...

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