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effects of treatmentAnxiety related touncertain outcome of disease process on life and lifestyle and effect of treatment on sexual functionOverall GoalsActive participation in treatment planSatisfactory pain controlFollow therapeutic planUnderstand effects of treatment on sexual functionSatisfactorily manage bladder and bowel functionHealth promotionEncourage annual DRE and PSA screeningsConsult with HCP Follow recommendations according to age and risk factors13
One of the most important roles in relation to prostate cancer is to encourage patients, in consultation with their HCPs, to have annual prostate screening (PSA and DRE) that is appropriate to age and risk factors. Because of their increased risk of prostate cancer, African American men and other men at high risk, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer, should discuss the need for annual PSA and DRE beginning at age 45Nursing ImplementationAcute CareProvide sensitive, caring support to patient and family to help them cope with cancer diagnosisEncourage joining a support group, seeking information, and participating in their care decisionsAmbulatory CareTeach catheter careTeach pelvic floor exercisesManage painEvaluation: OutcomesActively participate in treatment planSatisfactorily control planFollow therapeutic planUnderstand effect of treatment on sexual functionSatisfactorily manage bladder and bowel function14