CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Managing challenging conversations by telephone with people living with cancer

Managing challenging conversations by telephone with people living with cancer

How a clear structure can provide information efficiently and with empathy and compassion

Delivering personalised cancer care to enhance patients’ quality of life

Delivering personalised cancer care to enhance patients’ quality of life

With such care people can exercise choice and control over their care plan and delivery

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

How to ensure people with learning disabilities receive equitable and timely care

Best practice in the transition to adult services for young adults who had childhood cancer

Transition to adult services for young adults who had childhood cancer

Identifying best transition practice for young adults who had childhood cancer

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Learn more about the experience of pain in patients living with and beyond cancer

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

The principles of prehabilitation in cancer care and its benefits for people with cancer

Adult primary brain tumours: presentation, diagnosis, treatment and complications

Adult primary brain tumours: presentation, diagnosis, treatment and complications

Outline of the WHO classification of such tumours, and their treatment and predicted outcomes

Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer...

A reflection on health risks associated with handling systemic anticancer therapy agents

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Abemaciclib▼ for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal...

Use of CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitors in patients with breast cancer

Oral care of patients in the cancer setting

Oral care of patients in the cancer setting

Oral complications can cause distress, long-term complications and increased morbidity

A nurse-led review of patient experience for development of quality services

A nurse-led review of patient experience for development of quality services

A systematic approach for nurses at any level or experience to engage with service evaluation

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a central role for nurses

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a...

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or of its recurrence is distressing and there are increasing numbers of people living with the disease, some taking continuous treatment, as well as others who have been cured. Living with cancer and the possibility of recurrence requires psychological strength to deal with the treatment, effects of the illness and uncertainty about the future. The attributes of self-efficacy and psychological well-being can reduce the effects of chronic stress. Excellent symptom control is essential and fatigue, the most prevalent and often most distressing symptom for those with cancer, requires targeted support. Well-being and psychological resilience may be improved by specific actions and psychological approaches, some of which are encompassed by Foresight Mental Capital and Well-being Project’s (2008) five ways to well-being framework, which can be used to deliver personalised care. This is the second of a two-part article that reviews interventions promoting well-being and resilience in patients living with cancer. It describes the framework and suggests practical ways in which clinicians can integrate it and other interventions into clinical practice. It also offers time out exercises and a multiple choice quiz to aid readers’ learning and test their knowledge.

Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

There is increasing recognition of the importance of making the Recovery Package available...

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach to patient management

Oral vinorelbine has been a well-established cytotoxic treatment for non-small cell lung...

Advance care planning: considerations for clinical practice

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of establishing a person’s preferences and wishes,...

Practical experience with rituximab subcutaneous

Treatment regimens involving the monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody rituximab are the standard of...

Use of olaparib in BRCA mutation-positive ovarian cancer

Nurses should understand the role and purpose of the new generation of therapies available...

Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations

This article provides nurses with an update on diagnosis, management and care of patients...

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