The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care

  • ID: 2249597
  • Book
  • 298 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care is for all nurses and health care professionals who have ever experienced feelings of inadequacy or embarrassment in addressing health care issues related to sexuality. Sexuality remains one of the most sensitive, challenging and marginalised elements in the work of health care practitioners.
Adopting a broad definition of sexuality, the text provides a greater understanding of sexuality from its societal contexts to the microcosm of the nurse/patient relationship. Experts within their individual fields confront the challenging realities for both nursing and wider society, as well as the experiences of service users and their partners. Readers are invited to challenge conventions in practice, and to implement individual and organisational change which will enhance the ways in which sexuality is addressed.
Key Features:

Offers diverse perspectives on sexuality within its historical and cultural context

Considers the meaning of sexuality to people in health, illness and disability

Examines the influences upon the integration of sexuality within health care practice

Includes practical examples of care enhancement

Provides recommendations for education and practice development Sexuality and sexual health are not only central elements of holistic care, but also contribute to the effective management of a whole range of sensitive healthcare challenges. The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care is of direct relevance to undergraduate nursing students, qualified nurses undertaking post–registration courses and nurses in all areas of practice. It will also be a valuable resource for social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals.
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Contributors.

PART ONE: SEXUALITY CONCEPT, CONTEXT AND INFLUENCES.

Introduction (Isabel White and Hazel Heath).

1. Before the Sexual Revolution (Hazel Heath and Elizabeth Grigg).

2. The Sexual Revolution (Hazel Heath).

3. Post HIV/AIDS: Emergence of a New Morality (Elizabeth Grigg).

4. Nursing as a Sexualised Occupation (Isabel White).

5. Nurses, the Body and Body Work (Hazel Heath and Brendan McCormack).

PART TWO: SEXUALITY THROUGH THE LIFESPAN.

6. Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence (Amanda Keighley).

7. Sexuality and People With a Learning Disability (Amanda Keighley).

8. Sexuality, Fertility and Reproductive Health (Philippa Sully and Barbara Walters).

9. Sexuality and Later Life (Hazel Heath).

10. Sexuality and People who are Dying (Elizabeth Searle).

PART THREE: SEXUALITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

11. Sexuality and People with Mental Health Needs (Martin Ward).

12. Sexuality and People Affected by Sexually Transmitted Inffections (Elizabeth Grigg).

13. Sexuality and People with Acute Illness (Danny Kelly).

14. Sexuality and People with Disability or Chronic Illness (Carole Webster and Hazel Heath).

15. Sexuality Expression for People with Disfigurement (Helen Roberts).

PART FOUR: CURRENT APPROACHES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.

16. Facilitating Sexual Expression: Challenges for Contemporary Practice (Isabel White).

17. Addressing the Challenges: Agendas for Education, Research and Practice Development (Isabel White and Hazel Heath).

Appendix 1. Useful Addresses and Contacts.

Index.

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"...this book is informative, comprehensive, contemporary, and authoritative in scope and content. It is scholarly yet accessible, from students to practising nurses to faculty."

Journal of Advanced Nursing

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