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Assessment and management of patients with cancer pain

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

This article aims to update nurses on cancer pain incidence, causes, assessment and management approaches. Cancer patients can be nursed in a variety of settings: in...

Care of patients with fibromyalgia: assessment and management

27 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, muscle stiffness, unrefreshed sleep and fatigue. The condition is associated...

Role of the specialist nurse in caring for patients with myeloma

02 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Myeloma is a rare, heterogeneous cancer of the bone marrow. It is characterised by a range of comorbidities and clinical complications, including bone fractures,...

Innovative approach to providing 24/7 palliative care for children

08 July 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

This study outlines an innovative, English hospice-based service that provides 24/7 care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Operational...

Assessing and treating faecal incontinence

01 September 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Compared with the rest of the population, older people receive inequitable care for faecal incontinence. Good care improves symptoms and minimises the effects of...

Helping patients to learn about self-management

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses are often urged to help patients learn about their illness and the self-management measures that may enable them to achieve a degree of independence after...

Managing severe breathlessness in patients with end-stage COPD

10 October 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

The disease trajectory in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be long and uncertain, making it difficult to identify when patients are at the end-stage...

Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

30 March 2016

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s Hospice to enable and empower teams of health and social care practitioners...

Conservative management of patients with end-stage kidney disease

23 December 2019

Nursing Standard

CPD

The prevalence of end-stage kidney disease is increasing, particularly among older people and those with multiple comorbidities. Typically, patients who develop...

Management of nausea and vomiting in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life

01 November 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

The prevalence of nausea and vomiting in patients with advanced cancer varies, but it generally increases towards the end of life. Nausea and vomiting can be...