To review the challenges and concerns experienced by couples who are living as survivors of prostate cancer is substantial.
Data Sources: Review of the current literature.
Couples who are survivors of prostate cancer are faced with interruptions in their intimate relationships, communication, and overall quality of life. Educational and psychological resources available for these couples are poor.
Oncology nurses are in a unique position to assess potential areas of concern for this population, make recommendations and referrals for appropriate treatment and follow-up, and help couples find appropriate resources.
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Reference: Semin Oncol Nurs. 2011 Nov;27(4):300-8.