Managing the low-socioeconomic-status prostate cancer patient

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Abstract

Management of patients with low socioeconomic status and/or low literacy who have prostate cancer presents a challenge to healthcare professionals. Improving treatment outcomes for these men requires specific educational programs to provide a better understanding of prostate cancer including careful posttreatment follow-up to ensure they have recovered well, that the cancer is not progressing and that complications are not proving troublesome. Practice nurses and health educators/navigators can play an important role in achieving these objectives. Education and knowledgeable advice can lead to earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer, improved patient participation in the treatment decision-making process and effective management of posttreatment complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-530
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume98
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Social Class
Prostatic Neoplasms
Health Educators
Patient Participation
Early Detection of Cancer
Decision Making
Nurses
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Literacy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Managing the low-socioeconomic-status prostate cancer patient. / Rayford, Walter.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 98, No. 4, 01.04.2006, p. 520-530.

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