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Cruickshank, S., Barber, M., Donaldson, J. H., Raeside, R. & Gray, M. (2014). A Randomised Controlled Trial to Assess the Effectiveness of Using Patient Reported Needs and Psychological Information to Guide Care in a Breast Cancer Follow-up Clinic. Cancer Nursing. 38, S1-S106. ISSN 0162-220X
Approximately 550,000–570,000 women are alive in the UK who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer with predictions that this will rise by 3% annually. Most receive follow-up c...
Cruickshank, S. & Hume, A. (2013). The experience of providing support about menopausal symptoms to women with breast cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 18, 110-117. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2013.08.001. ISSN 1462-3889
The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and expectations of both women with breast cancer and the health professionals who care for them, in relatio...
McInally, W. & Cruickshank, S. (2013). Transition from child to adult services for young people with cancer. Nursing Children and Young People. 25, 14-18. ISSN 2046-2336
Cancers differ between children and adults, and young
people who have survived malignant disease still
need to mature into adulthood. Care pathways during
transition to adult ...
Adamson, E. & Cruickshank, S. (2013). A 'good death' at home: community nurses helping to make it possible. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18, 40-42. ISSN 1462-4753
The number of people dying at home rather than in a hospital is increasing, albeit slowly. This coincides with a growing emphasis across the UK to increase choice and enable i...
Cruickshank, S. (2011). Re-shaping priorities in cancer care. Cancer Nursing Practice. 10. ISSN 1475-4266
Cruickshank, S., Barber, D. M., Kennedy, C., Rowat, A. M., & Small, R. (2010). Using a needs assessment tool in breast cancer follow-up. EJC Supplements, 8, 36. doi:10.1016/j.ejcsup.2010.06.097
Needs which arise for women with breast cancer are complex and are directly influenced by thier individual experience form diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The aim of ...
Cruickshank, S., Adamson, E., Logan, J. & Brackenridge, K. (2009). Using syringe drivers in palliative care within a rural, community setting: capturing the whole experience. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 16, 126-32. ISSN 1357-6321
The aim of this research was to understand how the introduction of a syringe driver, which is considered routine practice in many palliative care settings, impacted on patient...
Morris, M. & Cruickshank, S. (2009). Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw in cancer patients: Implications for nurses. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 14, 205-210. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2009.12.003. ISSN 1462-3889
This paper reports a review of the literature with a specific focus on osteonecrosis of the jaw. Bisphosphonate drugs are commonly used in the treatment of bone disea...
Cruickshank, S., Kennedy, C., Lockhart, K., Dosser, I., & Dallas, L. (2008). Specialist breast care nurses for supportive care of women with breast cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005634.pub2
Breast Care Nurses (BCNs) are now established internationally, predominantly in well resourced healthcare systems. The role of BCNs has expanded to reflect the di...
Lockhart, K., Dosser, I., Cruickshank, S., & Kennedy, C. (2007). Methods of communicating a primary diagnosis of breast cancer to patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006011.pub2
The method of delivering a diagnosis of breast cancer to women has the potential to impact on their level of interpretation, patient recall and satisfaction.
Harmer, V. & Cruickshank, S. (2014). Living beyond cancer treatment. Independent Nurse
Cruickshank, S. & Harmer, V. (2014). Nurses should be aware of the early symptoms of cancer. Independent Nurse