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Smoking cessation advice for head and neck cancer patients: is it worth it?

01 June 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article describes the incidence of head and neck cancer in England and the health professional’s role in helping patients with this diagnosis to consider...

Views of specialist head and neck nurses about changes in their role

08 March 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

The Cancer Reform Strategy (Department of Health 2007) states that ‘commissioners and providers should ensure that the critical roles of clinical nurse specialists...

Ethical issues involved in patient refusal of life-saving treatment

03 April 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Health care is a fundamentally moral endeavour (Pellegrino 1998). Healthcare professionals who care for patients with cancer encounter a plethora of ethical issues....

Qualitative review of satisfaction with a head and neck clinic

01 May 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of the survey reported here was to explore the views, perceptions and experiences of patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer about the care that they...

Case study on a fungating head and neck cancer wound

01 May 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Head and neck fungating wounds are probably one of the most challenging aspects of cancer care for healthcare professionals, yet there is little literature available...

The role of the CNS in the care of patients with head and neck cancer

28 October 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Cancer clinical nurse specialists develop a unique relationship with patients. The use of expert decision-making and clinical judgement skills ensures that patients...

The benefits of a nurse and dietician-led follow-up clinic in head and neck cancer

10 March 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A joint clinic run by a nurse and a dietician was established to follow up patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Patient satisfaction surveys...

Patients’ views of support after cancer treatment

13 April 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

A dramatic reduction in contact with health professionals six months after treatment for head and neck cancer was noted by the ear, nose and throat team at Royal...

Prevention and management of treatment-related oral mucositis

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

A prospective, multinational study conducted in the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada found the risk of oral mucositis to be as high as 99 per cent in...

Brain tumours and cancer: insights as a parent and a nurse

01 September 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

First person

Being told your child has cancer and that her short-term survival is tenuous probably rates among the most devastating news a parent can ever hear. This article...