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 genes affect the risk of developing cancer

Genetic testing is increasingly used to analyse whether a person carries an increased risk...

Developing a nurse-led, day-case, abdominal paracentesis service

Abdominal ascites can be a debilitating condition resulting in physical and psychological...

The causes of cancer

To understand how and why cancer occurs, we need to understand carcinogenesis, the process...

Comparison of ready-to-use and vial infusions of zoledronic acid

Aim To compare the ready-to-use and vial formulations of zoledronic acid in terms of the...

Qualitative review of satisfaction with a head and neck clinic

The aim of the survey reported here was to explore the views, perceptions and experiences of...

Assessing the value of a nurse-led telephone advice and triage service

National guidance recommends that cancer patients should have access to a telephone enquiry...

The biology of cancer

Cancer research is moving fast. Understanding of the biology of cancer, its detection and...

Competency framework for late effects care

Survival rates for children and young adults with cancer continue to improve, due to...

Evaluating patients’ views of a nurse-led results clinic

A neuro-oncology patient satisfaction survey revealed that the delivery of histology results...

Approaches to producing credible and useful literature reviews

Nurses at all stages of their careers can develop evidence-based practice through reviewing...

Oncology: establishing a community-based service

Since 2007, anti-cancer treatments, including intravenous chemotherapy, have been delivered...

The value of service user feedback

Wales Cancer Research Network was invited to host a patient panel workshop at a national...

Specialist service for patients with secondary breast cancer

The aim of this article is to offer an insight into the development of a secondary breast...

Standard of prostate biopsies undertaken by nurse practitioners

Aim To determine whether prostate biopsies can be safely and reliably undertaken by advanced...

Supporting patients recovering after discharge from critical care

Cancer patients who survive a stay in critical care have unique needs in the recovery period...

Benefits of attending nurse-led pre-chemotherapy group sessions

Before the start of chemotherapy, cancer patients and their families can benefit from being...

How a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer affects women’s sexuality

Aim To explore the impact of gynaecological cancer on sexuality from the patient’s...

Nurse-led clinics for haematological disorders

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic haematological disorders and many patients...

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