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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182376
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing the Prostate Nurse Navigator Role
Author(s):
Aistars, Juli
Author Details:
Juli Aistars, RN, MS, AOCN, APN, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA, email: jaistars@nch.org
Abstract:
Breast nurse navigators have been guiding patients through the cancer journey from diagnosis through follow-up for many years. Although approximately 218,890 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, the role of the prostate nurse navigator is a more recent development. Research has shown that men often receive inadequate psychological support and health information at the time prostate cancer is diagnosed. In order to support men through their diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up at a community hospital, a business plan was written by a multidisciplinary task force and an APN was selected for the position of "Prostate Health Specialist". Though a basic job description was outlined, input to shape the role was solicited from various disciplines and based on what the patients were verbalizing as their major concerns or areas where they most needed support. The Prostate Health Specialist initially saw prostate cancer patients who had undergone surgery and gradually expanded to men in the decision phase as well as men needing assistance with issues in stage IV prostate cancer. Some of the innovations that have been accomplished or are in process are: marketing strategies focusing on the role of the Prostate Health Specialist in prostate cancer care, free biannual screenings, preoperative catheter care education, development of a foley catheter home care kit, a prostate cancer quality of life study, Physical Therapy program for urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy, initiation of a Prostate Focus Group to enhance national networking, a second opinion program, and a Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance support group. References: Wallace, M,, Storms, S. (2007) The needs of men with prostate cancer: results of a focus group study. Applied Nursing Research, 20, 181-187.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping the Prostate Nurse Navigator Roleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAistars, Julien_US
dc.author.detailsJuli Aistars, RN, MS, AOCN, APN, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA, email: jaistars@nch.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182376-
dc.description.abstractBreast nurse navigators have been guiding patients through the cancer journey from diagnosis through follow-up for many years. Although approximately 218,890 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, the role of the prostate nurse navigator is a more recent development. Research has shown that men often receive inadequate psychological support and health information at the time prostate cancer is diagnosed. In order to support men through their diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up at a community hospital, a business plan was written by a multidisciplinary task force and an APN was selected for the position of "Prostate Health Specialist". Though a basic job description was outlined, input to shape the role was solicited from various disciplines and based on what the patients were verbalizing as their major concerns or areas where they most needed support. The Prostate Health Specialist initially saw prostate cancer patients who had undergone surgery and gradually expanded to men in the decision phase as well as men needing assistance with issues in stage IV prostate cancer. Some of the innovations that have been accomplished or are in process are: marketing strategies focusing on the role of the Prostate Health Specialist in prostate cancer care, free biannual screenings, preoperative catheter care education, development of a foley catheter home care kit, a prostate cancer quality of life study, Physical Therapy program for urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy, initiation of a Prostate Focus Group to enhance national networking, a second opinion program, and a Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance support group. References: Wallace, M,, Storms, S. (2007) The needs of men with prostate cancer: results of a focus group study. Applied Nursing Research, 20, 181-187.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:21:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:21:33Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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