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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.

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,...

An alternative approach to support group growth and development

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

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...

Identifying and meeting survivorship needs

This article reports on the development and delivery of a nurse-led end of treatment...

Improvement of chemotherapy practice and quality of care

There has been increased pressure on chemotherapy day units in recent years due to a rise in...

Holistic needs assessment: Rationale and practical implementation

Many people are living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis in the UK. The vision of the...

An assessment of the value of music therapy for haemato-oncology patients

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of music therapy for adult...

A nurse-led psycho-education programme for Chinese carers of patients with colorectal...

Aim To evaluate the efficacy of a nurse-led, telephone, psycho-education programme in...

Parents’ spiritual and religious needs in young oncology

Aim To identify the spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer. This article...

Adherence to oral chemotherapy: a review of the evidence

Oncology is rapidly changing. Over the past few years there has been an increase in the...

Exploring patients’ knowledge expectations during the illness trajectory

Aim To explore patients’ knowledge expectations in relation to the content and meaning of...

The role of discharge co-ordinator in oncology

Aim To explore, develop and support the role of discharge co-ordinator. Method Data were...

Investigating aspirin use to prevent bowel cancer or its progression

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, causing significant physical and...

Findings from the National Mesothelioma Experience Survey

This article reports on the results of the National Mesothelioma Experience Survey, which...

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