With practice nurses an integral part of delivering health information within general practice, a new program will ensure they are equipped to deal with men’s health issues, writes Annie May.
As Australia's health care emphasis became more focused on prevention and primary health care, practice nurses are well placed to deliver essential education, diagnostic and referral services. However, when it comes to male-specific health issues, many practice nurses are in need of further education, a study found. Andrology Australia surveyed 173 Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) members, finding the majority of practice nurses have never undertaken professional education on male reproductive health topics such as erectile dysfunction and prostate disease. There has been some...
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