Donna L. Berry on Decision Support for Men With Prostate Cancer

Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Director, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing & Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, discusses decision support for men with localized prostate cancer.

Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Director, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing & Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, discusses decision support for men with localized prostate cancer.

Berry says there is a need to understand how these men are getting their information and to determine the best time to deliver intervention. At Dana-Farber, the intervention intends to prepare a man for the “options talk” with their physician.

Berry and her team are looking into delivering information to men immediately after their diagnosis. Berry says Dana-Farber has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research to deploy the intervention in large health networks.