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Defining the role of the specialist nurse

17 January 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical rheumatology

Much confusion exists over the role of the clinical nurse specialist. In this article, the author uses the example of rheumatology to highlight what the role of the...

Developing a joint CNS role across a cancer unit and centre

01 February 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The role of the specialist nurse may differ between a cancer unit and a cancer centre – particularly if a sitespecific cancer service within the cancer network has...

Treating and nursing patients with multiple sclerosis

26 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of severe disability in young adults in the UK. About one in 800 people have the disorder (Swingler and Compston...

Mapping the English cancer clinical nurse specialist workforce

01 April 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The role and function of the cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS) has been the subject of increasing debate in recent years as NHS trusts seek to control their...

Psychosocial and educational needs of patients undergoing chemotherapy

01 March 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Cytotoxic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for all forms of haematological malignancy (Thomson 2000). This article presents a case study focus on the...

Role of the clinical nurse specialist in the multidisciplinary team

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

General

Advances in nursing practice and the extension of traditional roles have led to clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) playing a pivotal part in the multidisciplinary...

Clinical nurse specialists: a reflection on practice

01 February 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article reports on a self-assessment audit of a clinical nurse specialist in health promotion and intellectual disability care. The audit addresses the core...

Dimensions of clinical nurse specialist work in the UK

06 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To model the work of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in the UK. Method This article examines data mined as part of a national project. The Pandora™ database...

Value to patients of a breast cancer clinical nurse specialist

28 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To compare patient experiences of the breast cancer nursing service before a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) was established in post and then one year after her...

Dimensions of clinical nurse specialist work in the UK

17 December 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To model the work of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in the UK. Method This article examines data mined as part of a national project. The Pandora™ database...