Empowerment-Based Education in Urological Patients: A Scoping Review

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Clin Nurs Res. 2021 Jul 29:10547738211030389. doi: 10.1177/10547738211030389. Online ahead of print.


Prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer are the three most frequently diagnosed urological cancers. Educational programs could teach patients to become experts in disease management. The aim of this scoping review was to explore the literature to identify the educational requirements and strategies for improving and implementing educational processes for urological patients undergoing surgery. We searched several databases, including PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library. All adult patients undergoing urological educational interventions were included in the review. Of 3,197 initially identified articles, 42 were retained. Urological patients undergoing prostatectomy, cystectomy, and nephrectomy require cognitive, psychological, and functional support. For each level of support, several methods exist to provide support, including informational brochures, preoperative counseling, telephone support, online content, educational videos, support groups, individual stress management interventions, peer support, online interventions, partner support, and various educational programs that help the patient manage negative effects associated with the urological intervention.

PMID:34323106 | DOI:10.1177/10547738211030389