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Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

05 May 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

patient experience

The body has a central role in illness and in nursing care. However, the body may be overlooked, both as a biological entity and in its less visible role in enabling...

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

31 January 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

holistic support

Aim This aim of the study was to explore the information and support needs of women with secondary breast cancer (SBC). Method A qualitative focus group study with...

The experience of mastectomy patients on the 23-hour pathway

02 October 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

discharge pathway

Aim To explore the experiences of women with breast cancer undergoing a mastectomy and discharge from hospital within 23 hours of their stay. Method A qualitative...

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

13 February 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Holistic care

Nurses and other health professionals are expected to ask patients about sexual orientation at every face-to-face contact across the NHS from 2019. However, there...

How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures

25 March 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Patient outcomes

Aim There is a lack of literature on what patients with myeloma think about patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). The aim of this study was to examine the views...

Exploring patients’ lived experiences and perceptions of chemotherapy

05 March 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice


Background Chemotherapy is one of the main systemic therapies for cancer, but often has significant negative effects on the physical, psychological, emotional,...

Is patient information on palliative care good enough? A literature review and audit

14 August 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice


Aim Early access to palliative care can improve patients’ signs and symptoms and reduce hospital admissions. In the UK many palliative care referrals are made in the...

Capturing patient experience

12 June 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Patient experience is a crucial measure of the quality of patient care in healthcare settings. It encompasses all the patient’s interactions with staff and their...

Exploring the voices of children and children’s nurses in hospital: implications for nursing practice

06 March 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Hospital experiences

Children should have a voice in relation to all aspects of healthcare as respected and credible service users, a belief endorsed by the United Nations Convention on...

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer medication? Patients’ needs and views

06 December 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Service evaluation

As more oral anticancer agents are available community pharmacy practitioners (CPPs) may need to play a greater role in supporting people with cancer. This article...