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The importance of cancer rehabilitation

01 April 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer and its treatment can have a profound negative effect on a patient’s quality of life, but there is significant evidence to show that rehabilitation can...

Rehabilitation in nursing homes

01 June 2001

Nursing Older People


Rehabilitation is a key concept in the government’s plans to modernise the NHS. Its aim is to restore a person’s autonomy, although there are sometimes barriers to...

Rehabilitation following stroke

03 April 2002

Nursing Standard


Rehabilitation following stroke begins as soon as the patient is medically stable and continues after discharge from hospital. This article describes the processes...

The effect of recreational activities on older people’s rehabilitation

29 August 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the effect of a programme of recreational activities on older people undergoing a period of rehabilitation. Method Following an exploration of...

Developing the nurse’s role in rehabilitation

23 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background This article reviews literature on developing the role of nurses in rehabilitation. It explains why the nurse’s role in rehabilitation should be allowed...

A rehabilitation framework for patient-focused care

28 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rehabilitation is an evolving and developing collaborative discipline. The nursing role is pivotal to the success of the government’s agenda for service development...

Young people embark on a voyage of discover

01 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


The Ellen MacArthur Trust takes young people aged between eight and 18 sailing to help them regain their confidence as part of recovery from cancer, leukaemia and...

Rehabilitation for adolescent brain tumour survivors

01 June 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


Adolescent patients who recover from treatment for brain tumours can be left with both physical and psychosocial problems (Mostow et al 1991, Plowman 1992). The...

Rehabilitation needs of patients with lung cancer after surgery

03 April 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the experience of follow up for patients with lung cancer after surgery and determines what, if any, additional support would be most helpful....

Patient diaries: can they offer psychological help to cancer patients?

23 July 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Patient diaries have been successfully used in intensive care units (ICUs) to assist rehabilitation by addressing problems such as memory loss, nightmares and...
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