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Head and neck cancer peer-to-peer support and quality of life: systematic scoping review

This review follows the methodology proposed by Levac et al. (2010) and further developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) (Peters, 2020). A scoping review was chosen over a systematic review as...

3Cs: the experiences of informal caregivers of patients undergoing thoracic surgery

Studies regarding caregivers have been carried out mainly in contexts where the caregiver plays a major role in the decision-making process due to the limited ability of the patient to decide...

Enhancing the cancer workforce response to domestic violence and abuse: the time is now

‘We want to ensure that victim-survivors of DVA—those with, and those caring for someone with, cancer—are offered a chance to disclose in the cancer setting and be referred for specialist...

Cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, regular screening and management of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are vital to mitigate cardiovascular risk. Other variables, such as...

History taking in patients with suspected haematological disease

Blood is essential for many roles, including oxygen synthesis, transportation of nutrients and fighting infection. There are many diagnoses that can arise from changes within blood components, some...

The skin and associated disorders

The skin (integumentary system) is the largest organ of the body, weighs 2.7–3.6 kg and has an average surface area of 1.9 m2. It also has many functions (Table 1) and is made up of the hair and nails...

Colorectal nursing and low anterior resection syndrome

In 1948, the results of the restorative anterior resection for rectal cancer and avoidance of a permanent stoma were published (Dixon, 1948). The anterior resection procedure is now a common operation...

Observed structured clinical examination as a means of assessing clinical skills competencies of ANPs

OSCEs were primarily introduced in medical education as a means of assessing the skills and ability of surgical students, rather than a test of factual knowledge (Cuschieri et al, 1979). The use of...

Nursing in the 21st century: results of a pilot survey on attitudes towards nurses and nursing

‘The use of clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain or recover health, to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life,...

Benefit finding: understanding the impact and public health factors among COVID-19 patients in China

The concept of benefit finding for COVID-19 patients needs to be enhanced and informed. In addition to the education level and whether the patients have suffered from a previous major event, other...

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