Prostate cancer and sexuality: implications for nursing.

  title={Prostate cancer and sexuality: implications for nursing.},
  author={Beverly K Johnson},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={25 6},
In the United States, men aged 65 and older are at particular risk for prostate cancer. Treatments for prostate cancer may result in erectile dysfunction, which can affect the older man's sense of self as well as his relationship with his intimate partner. Research has shown a range of factors associated with sexuality for men who have had prostate cancer and their partners. The PLISSIT model can be applied to nursing assessment and intervention of sexuality and prostate cancer. Nurses must… CONTINUE READING