Welcome to the ProsCApp (Prostate Cancer App) and congratulations for choosing to utilize this App in your daily clinical practice. This App was designed primarily as a virtual coach for those involved in the delivery of care of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.
-- The ProsCApp has been endorsed by the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) --
The App has been designed by a group of experts in prostate cancer care with the aim to assist healthcare professionals (primarily cancer nurses) to provide optimal care to their patients with an emphasis on the patients’ (and family’s) needs. Providing care to patients diagnosed with, living with and beyond prostate cancer and their families is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge on the physical (i.e. biological) aspects of the disease as well as its emotional, social and spiritual dimensions.
The ProsCApp provides only a virtual coach approach to identifying and addressing needs in this patient group and it is not meant to replace expert clinical critical thinking.
A number of interventions requires specialist training by the nurses and therefore the recommendations made by the App are not applicable to specific contexts. The level of nursing training is highly variant across Europe, so is the rest of the work. Therefore, the implementation of certain interventions might not be possible in some countries.