CPD articles

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

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: the current picture

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer, the incidence of which is rising. Asbestos is a...

Mapping the social support networks of patients

The aim of this article is to provide you with a briefing on how to construct a social...

Prostate cancer — an overview

According to the Institute of Cancer Research, London, the incidence of prostate cancer has...

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is a general label applied to cancers occurring in the colon or rectum (...

Improving the patient’s experience of cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue is a complex, multifactorial disorder with physical, mental, and psychological...

Demonstrating critical analysis in academic assignments

Nurses use critical analysis skills in their day-to-day practice, but many find it difficult...

Patient empowerment through information

There is widespread agreement that patients should be informed about aspects of their...

Nutrition and cancer

Cancer patients may develop many nutritional problems resulting from the disease itself or...

Bowel cancer in the older person

Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem throughout the western world. In the UK it...

Oral health: basic or essential care?

Oral care for people with cancer is particularly important. An inability to eat, the effects...

Surgical oncology

Surgery is the oldest form of treatment for patients with solid tumours. It is vital that...

Making sense of cancer nursing research design

There is a bewildering array of research designs and terminology awaiting the cancer nursing...

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