Prostate cancer and treatment choices: Decision shared by doctor and patient?

Certified Nurse Patient Educators can play a pivotal role in helping teach and inform men about prostate cancer
Certified Nurse Patient Educators can play a pivotal role in helping teach and inform men about prostate cancer

Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients – but is the decision really shared? According to researchers, shared decision-making isn’t easy, and clinicians need help. The international research group has studied the decision aids for treatment choice of localized prostate cancer.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

Understanding the treatment plan and who is the decision maker in it is key for success for the patient.  Shared decisions can be very beneficial if guided by a competent doctor.

Certified Nurse Patient Educators can play a key role in relaying plans and how to implement them with the patient

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