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Before the teaching begins: Managing patient anxiety prior to providing education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16708707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Patients experiencing cancer also can experience anxiety. Moderate to severe levels of anxiety can interfere with patients' ability to concentrate and comprehend new information. The condition is particularly troublesome when trying to present educational material related to recommended treatment interventions. Patients' understanding of the material is critical to ensure informed consent. Informed consent can be compromised if patients are unable to understand the information being provided. Nurses must be cognizant of the impact that anxiety has on patient education and assess patients prior to initiating patient teaching. By managing anxiety before beginning education, nurses can provide an environment more conducive to learning.
Authors:
Pamela L Stephenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1092-1095     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-19     Completed Date:  2006-06-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Forum Health's Cancer CareCenters, Youngstown, OH, USA. pstephenson@forumhealth.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anxiety / diagnosis,  nursing*
Critical Pathways
Humans
Informed Consent*
Learning
Neoplasms / nursing*,  psychology*
Nursing Assessment
Patient Education as Topic*

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