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Case study: reflecting on the care of a patient with lymphoedema

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


If we are honest in our reflections, we often face our fears and challenges as well as strengths and possibilities. Reflection requires a great deal of emotional...

A patient-centred approach to day surgery nursing

07 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The pursuit of greater efficiency in modern day surgery has led to the adoption and development of many new and extended nursing roles. Such roles often focus on...

Using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in surgical patients

27 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patients admitted to hospital to undergo an elective surgical procedure often feel frightened and anxious. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to ensure...

Meeting the psychological care needs of patients with cancer

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to explore the psychological aspects of cancer care from the time of diagnosis to treatment cessation. It reviews some of the main psychological...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

02 April 2019

Mental Health Practice


Mental and physical health work together to support well-being, and never more importantly than when a patient experiences a sudden and devastating trauma. This...

Enabling patients to manage altered body image

14 December 2016

Nursing Standard


The author presented a model in the 1990s to explain altered body image, which has been used to characterise the difficulties encountered by patients who experience...

Challenges of treating military wounds

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Military personnel are surviving with more severe injuries than have previously been seen. Their wounds are often heavily contaminated and have high levels of...