Stereotactic radiosurgery nursing care

Hsiou Yean Chiu, Pin Yuan Chen, Yann Fen C Chao

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Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a minimally invasive and safe surgical approach. An increasing number of individuals conform to SRS indications and select SRS as a substitute for traditional intracranial surgery. However, SRS still has deficiencies and side effects. Therefore, nurses must understand the mechanisms and side effects of SRS in order to provide appropriate clinical nursing intervention to reduce pre-treatment anxiety, understand SRS procedures and appreciate potential side effects. Such can be expected to improve patient quality of life during hospitalization and after discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Radiosurgery nursing
  • Stereotactic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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