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Dr John Costello (Ph.D, RN) - publications

List of publications


  • Burns Meriel, Costello J, Ryan-Woolley BM, Davidson SE. (2007). Assessing the impact of late treatment effects in cervical cancer: an exploratory study of women's sexuality. European Journal of Cancer Care, 16(4), 364-372. eScholarID:1d9058 | DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2354.2006.00743.x



  • Costello J. (2004). Is it always ethical for health professionals to tell the truth about cancer? Cancer Nursing Practice, 3 (8), 25-31. eScholarID:1d33893
  • Costello J. (2004). Nursing the dying patient: caring in different contexts. Palgrave Macmillan. eScholarID:4d109
  • Costello J, Gorchakova Anna. (2004). Palliative care for children in the Republic of Belarus. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10 (4), 197-200. eScholarID:1d25902


  • Horne M, Costello J. (2003). A public health approach to health needs assessment at the interface of primary care and community development: findings from an action research study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 4 (4), 340-352. eScholarID:1d25452 | DOI:10.1191/1463423603pc173oa
  • Costello J. (2003). Commentary: Registered Nurses working in Oncology clinics: What are they doing? [Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 6 (1), 2002, 19-26]. Clinical Effectivness in Nursing, 7, eScholarID:1d23953
  • Booth C, Luker KA, Costello J, Dows K. (2003). Macmillan cancer and palliative care specialists: their practice development support needs. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 9(2), 73-79. eScholarID:1d24290
  • Costello J, Horne M. (2003). Nurses and health support workers views on CPR in a hospice setting. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 9 (5), 157-165. eScholarID:1d24128
  • Costello J, Haggart M. (2003). Public Health and Society. London: Palgrave Macmillan. eScholarID:4d4


  • Costello J. (2002). Do not resuscitate orders and older patients: findings from an ethnographic study of hospital wards for older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 39(5), 491-499. eScholarID:1d23952 | DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02314.x


  • Costello J. (2001). Nursing older dying patients; findings from an ethnographic study of death and dying in elderly care wards. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35(1), 59-68. eScholarID:1d23956 | DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2001.01822.x
  • Costello J, Christoforou C. (2001). Palliative care in a Mediterranean culture: a review of services in the Republic of Cyprus. Journal of Palliative Nursing, 7(5), 91-94. eScholarID:1d24129
  • Costello J, Horne M. (2001). Patients as teachers? An evaluative study of patients' involvement in classroom teaching. Nurse Education in Practice, 1(2), 94-102. eScholarID:1d23955
  • Costello J, Pateman BD, Pusey H, Longshaw KA. (2001). Peer review of classroom teaching: an interim report. Nurse Education Today, 21 (6), 444-454. eScholarID:1d23954