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Nursing issues
Nursing interventions and research contribute to transforming health outcomes and improving the patient’s experience of living with cancer
  1. Saeed Moradian,
  2. Doris Howell
  1. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saeed Moradian, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto ON M5G 2M9, Canada; saeed.moradian{at}

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Commentary on: Charalambous A, Wells M, Campbell P, et al. A scoping review of trials of interventions led or delivered by cancer nurses. Int J Nurs Stud 2018;86:36–43.

Implications for practice and research

  • Nursing interventions need to be made more explicit in research trials to increase recognition of the impact of nursing contributions on outcomes among patients with cancer.

  • The gap between nursing research findings and practice highlight the need to boost reflection on the nursing impact on cancer care and on the need to measure performance.


Increasing attention is focused on the role of nurses across the cancer continuum to meet the growing demands of a burgeoning population of patients with cancer and survivors. Nurses play an important role in cancer research and innovations1; however, little is known about the impact and value of nursing intervention trials across the spectrum of cancer …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.