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.

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...

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...

Women’s view of 23-hour hospital discharge following mastectomy

Aim To evaluate the experience of women who underwent mastectomy without reconstruction as...

Development of a wellbeing clinic for patients after colorectal cancer

This article explores colorectal cancer patients’ experiences of a wellbeing clinic that...

Understanding and responding to spiritual and religious needs of young people with...

Aim To identify the spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer, and to...

Patient satisfaction with information on late effects

A patient survey was conducted to determine satisfaction with information provision during...

Co-ordination of supportive care needs in metastatic breast cancer

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) play an important part in the delivery of care to patients...

New methods of detecting cancer and identifying genetic risk of disease

The previous articles in this series focused on the genetics of cancer and cancer risk, and...

Ethical implications of consent in translational research

In the UK in 2010, 325,000 people were diagnosed with cancer with one in four dying from the...

Feasibility of a telephone support service for carers

Aim The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility, practicality and acceptability of...

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