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Psychological and psychosocial effects of prostate cancer

11 December 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Prostate cancer is a life-threatening disease that is not curable but can be controlled through treatment. Current treatments can result in unpleasant and...

Digital rectal examination — an holistic examination approach

01 December 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


Digital rectal examination (DRE) is commonly carried out by nurse practitioners as part of their history taking and physical examination of patients to assess the...

Developing and implementing a new bladder irrigation chart

02 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Continuous bladder irrigation is a widely used procedure following urological surgery. Nurses monitor patients to minimise complications and to provide an accurate...