Radical prostatectomy: men's experiences and postoperative needs.

  title={Radical prostatectomy: men's experiences and postoperative needs.},
  author={Jean Burt and Kate Caelli and Katherine Moore and Melissa Anderson},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  volume={14 7},
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study sought to explore men's experiences after radical prostatectomy and whether they perceived their preoperative teaching adequately prepared them for postoperative recovery. Tape-recorded telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted at days 2, 7 and 21, and 3 and 12 months postdischarge. BACKGROUND Although verbal and written instruction about postoperative expectations and care are provided routinely before radical prostatectomy, patients express concern… CONTINUE READING

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