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NCLEX®-PN Exam Prep, Third Edition by Clara Hurd, Diann Sloan, Wilda Rinehart

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Chapter 6. Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders

Disorders of the genitourinary system include diseases and disorders that affect the urinary bladder, ureters, and kidneys as well as disorders of the prostate and testes. The nurse should be particularly sensitive to the client’s emotional needs because many genitourinary disorders affect both the client’s physical and emotional well-being, as well as her sexuality. The nurse should provide clients with a list of the various support groups that offer services to those with genitourinary disorders. Some of these resources can be found in the Suggested Reading and Resources section. This chapter reviews the most common renal and genitourinary disorders, including the treatment of acute ...

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