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.

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...

Control of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

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

Identifying familial cancer risk

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

Lymphoedema surveillance after groin node dissection

Groin node dissection for vulval cancer places women at significant risk of lower limb...

Moral choices in end of life care for children

This article aims to demonstrate the extent to which end of life care for children raises...

Saudi Arabian women’s experiences of breast cancer treatment

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the cultural framework of Saudi Arabian women’s...

Redesigning follow-up care for cancer patients

The role of specialist oncology nurses has developed significantly in recent years with new...

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...

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