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Mapping the social support networks of patients

01 June 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

The aim of this article is to provide you with a briefing on how to construct a social support network map with cancer sufferers. Cancer poses unique problems for...

Mouth care and ritualistic practice

01 May 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Oral complications, such as mucositis inflammation of the mucous membrane which can also cause mouth ulcers, are among the most common problems associated with chemo...

Surviving cancer: a review of the impact and consequences

15 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

It is estimated that by the 21 st century over 60 per cent of cancer patients will survive beyond the five-year range (Tuls-Halstead and Fernsler 1994, La Fortune-...

An education programme for patients with cancer

04 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Cancer nursing

The need for patients and their carers to receive information and support following a diagnosis of cancer has been well documented. One of the general principles of...

The European code against cancer: what now?

19 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Cancer care

The European Union (EU) is a grouping of 15 member states committed to the achievement of political, economic and social union. According to the most recent data...

Advances in cancer care

19 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: cancer care

Lung cancer: the role of the nurse in treatment and prevention

30 June 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

The aim of this article is to develop nurses’ knowledge and understanding of their role in caring for patients with lung cancer, both in the acute and palliative...

The management of prostate cancer

05 February 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in westernised countries. An alarming fact is that the incidence of prostate cancer is showing an upward...

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

21 January 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a malignant disease of the lymphatic system. This article gives an overview of the disease process and the classification and staging of...

Lung cancer: the role of the nurse in treatment and prevention

01 October 1999

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to develop nurses’ knowledge and understanding of their role in caring for patients with lung cancer,...