School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, General
colon cancer screening, primary care, decision aids, provider educational needs
Viens, Anna Lynn, "The Best Practice for Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations by Primary Healthcare Providers: An Integrative Review" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3749.
Colorectal cancer screening is an important step toward reducing the mortality rate of this disease. Screening rates will improve with the utilization of trusted health care provider recommendations for patients. The purpose for a review of literature on best practices for colon cancer screening recommendations by providers is to increase the number of effective conversations between primary care providers and their patients around colorectal cancer, and, ultimately, to facilitate more provider screening recommendations for patients. This topic is important for reducing the burden of colon cancer. Providers would benefit from education and decision aids to assist with the colon cancer screening recommendation process. Primary care practices should invest in evidence-based education and tools for providers to ensure patient screening needs are properly addressed.