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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the safe administration of oral anti-cancer medicines • To appreciate the importance of monitoring patients taking oral anti-cancer medicines • To read about the development of new standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines Cancer treatments have undergone a paradigm shift with the development and rapid growth of the use of oral anti-cancer treatment, particularly within the past ten years. Responsibility for administration of oral anti-cancer medicines has largely been devolved from the oncology team to the patient and their caregivers. However, there are longstanding safety concerns about people receiving oral anti-cancer medicines, therefore patient management and safety is of paramount importance. The authors reviewed the evidence and guidelines on administration of oral anti-cancer medicines, which encompasses patient management, then formulated new standards for clinical practice, which are reported in the article.

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer: a literature review

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer

A literature review of research on patients’ experiences following an oesophagectomy

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Developing a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Developing a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

The benefits of a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Evaluation of a rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service

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Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Learn about the experience of early phase cancer research nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting acute hospital staff to deliver optimal patient care

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting care

How this resource was developed and how the acute oncology team assessed its effects

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Prehabilitation can take the form of diet, exercise and/or psychological interventions

Mobility issues

How older age and pre-existing multimorbidity may complicate self-management of cancer

A reduction in physical function affected older people’s ability to manage their health

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing: exploring effects and coping strategies

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing

Exploring effects and coping strategies

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs around exploring the existential concerns of people with cancer

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs on exploring existential concerns of people with cancer

Existential concerns are common among people with cancer, but many perceive a lack of support

The role of spirituality in women with breast cancer: an integrative literature review

The role of spirituality in women with breast cancer: an integrative literature review

Spirituality can be an important part of a person-centred approach to care

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Developing a digital pre-assessment pathway for patients on systemic anticancer therapy

A look at the challenges to implementation and the findings of a patient feedback survey

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Home denosumab self-administration: a service development project

The barriers to and facilitators of this project and the results of a patient feedback...

Using clinical decision support systems in breast cancer treatment: a critical review

How CDSSs can assist clinicians in achieving informed cancer treatment decisions

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia: reviewing outcomes of induction treatment

An investigation into two non-chemotherapy agents, arsenic trioxide and retinoic acid

Metastatic breast cancer patients receiving oral anti-cancer treatment

Audit of practice using anticancer drugs known as cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 inhibitors

Women’s perceptions of body image post-mastectomy: a literature review

Potential psychological interventions to support women following mastectomy

Enhancing students’ awareness of cancer research nurses to improve future recruitment

A project to help nursing students understand clinical research in cancer settings

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