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Impact of nurses' emotional intelligence on the implementation of a professional practice model in cancer care

The study provides empirical support for the importance of the level of emotional intelligence and its role in nursing. The results on the emotional intelligence level were higher than the results of...

Transitioning end-of-life care from hospital to the community: case report

This article concerns the case of Martin Jones (not his real name), aged 59 years, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had undergone a partial pancreatectomy to remove the tumour and was...

Service improvement in a nurse-led clinic for extracorporeal photopheresis

ECP is a leukapheresis-based form of cellular immunotherapy that is used to treat a variety of T-cell mediated diseases including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and both acute and chronic...

A guide to Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas: similarities and differences

There is no recent data for the UK, but in the USA the median age of patients diagnosed with HL is 39 years (American Cancer Society, 2018), with a male to female presentation of 59% to 41%...

Living with an MPN in Ireland: patients' and caregivers' perspectives

The methodology used was a cross-sectional questionnaire distributed using convenience sampling to MPN patients and caregivers. The questionnaires were adapted from the Global MPN Landmark Survey...

Welcoming refugee nurses

‘Health workers in Afghanistan have already faced a great number of challenges in recent years, including incredible shortages of healthcare workers and deliberate acts of violence. We expect the...

Advanced clinical practitioners in haematology and oncology

As well as the ability to autonomously conduct history taking and physical examination skills, the ACPs in the team complete several clinical procedures including bone marrow biopsies, central venous...

Helping to protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs

‘Systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) comprises a wide range of treatments, but in the context of occupational exposure and protection of nurses, the debate is firmly focused on cytotoxics and...

Improving the pathway for men with suspected prostate cancer

Urology consultants, cancer managers and I met with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to identify ways in which we could work towards achieving the best practice pathway. Referrals were being...

Can teledermatology meet the needs of the remote and rural population?

In 2018, the Cochrane database of systematic reviews analysed 22 studies with this sole objective: ‘to determine the diagnostic accuracy of teledermatology for the detection of any skin cancer in...

Nutrition and oncology: best practice and the development of a traffic light system

Multidisciplinary working is vital to proactively manage the nutritional care of oncology patients, whether this is via oral nutritional support or prophylactic/reactive enteral feeding..

Addressing patient sexuality issues in cancer and palliative care

There are many challenges to sexuality assessment and the barriers appear to be complex in nature. de Vocht et al (2011) examined the differences between patient expectations and those of health...

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