Dealing sensitively with sexuality in a palliative care context

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295853
Title:
Dealing sensitively with sexuality in a palliative care context
Authors:
Woodhouse, Jan; Baldwin, Moyra A.
Abstract:
Sexuality is integral to a person's identity and is encompassed in holistic palliative care. Current directives emphasize psychosocial support that is sensitive to a variety of issues, including sexuality, and offer community nurses the mandate to facilitate expressing sexuality. Nurses fail to address sexuality for a variety of reasons. Appreciating patients' individuality and avoiding making assumptions are some of the requirements to enabling expression of sexuality. Nurses need wisdom and determination to discuss such issues, and it is important that they recognize opportunities and cues as they arise. This article provides an examination of the issues surrounding sexuality outlining an approach that captures' constant attention to details. This guides the 'what', 'how' and 'why' sexuality in palliative care can be addressed. Ethics and safety aspects are briefly discussed and implications for practice suggested. Educating staff and focused education for the patient can positively influence sexuality and individuals' quality of life.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
British Journal of Community Nursing, 2008, 13(1), pp. 20-25
Journal:
British Journal of Community Nursing
Publication Date:
Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295853
PubMed ID:
18399367
Additional Links:
http://www.bjcn.co.uk
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This journal article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1462-4753
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoodhouse, Janen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Moyra A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-12T10:21:16Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-12T10:21:16Zen
dc.date.issued2008-01en
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Community Nursing, 2008, 13(1), pp. 20-25en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1462-4753en
dc.identifier.pmid18399367en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/295853en
dc.descriptionThis journal article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractSexuality is integral to a person's identity and is encompassed in holistic palliative care. Current directives emphasize psychosocial support that is sensitive to a variety of issues, including sexuality, and offer community nurses the mandate to facilitate expressing sexuality. Nurses fail to address sexuality for a variety of reasons. Appreciating patients' individuality and avoiding making assumptions are some of the requirements to enabling expression of sexuality. Nurses need wisdom and determination to discuss such issues, and it is important that they recognize opportunities and cues as they arise. This article provides an examination of the issues surrounding sexuality outlining an approach that captures' constant attention to details. This guides the 'what', 'how' and 'why' sexuality in palliative care can be addressed. Ethics and safety aspects are briefly discussed and implications for practice suggested. Educating staff and focused education for the patient can positively influence sexuality and individuals' quality of life.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bjcn.co.uken_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of community nursingen_GB
dc.subjectsexualityen_GB
dc.subjectpalliative careen_GB
dc.subject.meshCommunicationen
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Nursingen
dc.subject.meshHolistic Healthen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshModels, Nursingen
dc.subject.meshNeoplasmsen
dc.subject.meshNurse's Roleen
dc.subject.meshNurse-Patient Relationsen
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessmenten
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Researchen
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursingen
dc.subject.meshPalliative Careen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshSexualityen
dc.subject.meshShameen
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten
dc.titleDealing sensitively with sexuality in a palliative care contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Community Nursingen_GB

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