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Young doctors too informal with patients

08 December 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

A BLURRING of professional boundaries can make it difficult for young cancer doctors to remain objective when treating patients, according to results of a nurse-led...

Online resource helps patients with lung and cervical cancers

01 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

LUNG CANCER and cervical cancer were set to be added to the Department of Health’s (DH) available information prescriptions last month, which aim to direct patients...

Nurse input vital to treating people with unknown cancers

01 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

Specialist nurses will be core members of teams set up to treat patients with advanced cancer that has spread from an unknown primary location, the National...

Advice urges allaying fears about opioids

11 June 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

Nurses should discuss patients’ concerns about being treated with strong opioids for pain relief when they are receiving palliative care, according to a guideline.

The science behind treatments

13 September 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

Editorial

Welcome to the September issue of Cancer Nursing Practice. I hope you all enjoyed the Olympic and Paralympic Games and were inspired to reflect on the health...

Advice emphasises importance of training in intravenous fluid control

01 June 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

THE CARE of hospital patients who need intravenous (IV) fluids is being jeopardised because staff are either too overstretched or undertrained, the National...

Charity calls for better diagnosis of young patients

01 November 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

ALMOST 40 per cent of teenagers and young adults (TYAs) with cancer are diagnosed through presentation to emergency departments (EDs), says a charity.

Listen to younger voices

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Editorial

Earlier this year, the first version of the children and young people’s health benchmarking tool was published (tinyurl.com/cyabenchmark), bringing together all...

Lung cancer audit improves patient care

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

A 20-YEAR audit to improve care for patients with lung cancer in the UK has become a ‘world leader in cancer intelligence’, according to a report.

Survivors need support to adjust to life after diagnosis

01 March 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Editorial

Advances in cancer treatment mean that the number of people who survive cancer is increasing. However, many of those survivors have physical, emotional and social...