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 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...

Observational prospective cohort study on fluid infusion rate and cisplatin-associated...

Aim To evaluate the influence of hydration infusion rate on frequency of systemic...

Implications and impact of genetic testing

This article explores the psychosocial, ethical and legal aspects of genetic testing, and...

The role of lung cancer nurse specialists

A report published by the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and the Roy Castle Lung...

Development and implementation of a service for patients with cancer of unknown primary

Metastatic cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a common, well-recognised yet heterogeneous...

Identifying familial cancer risk

This article looks at how the biological aspects of cancer as a genetic disease can be...

Control of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

Cytotoxic drugs are a mainstay of cancer treatment, but their unpleasant side effects,...

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