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Caring for Sexuality in Health and Illness
Diane Wells, Doreen Clifford, Marjorie Rutter and Jane Selby
This book provides a practical and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of psychosexual care which would come under the remit of the healthcare professional. The book's focus is on recognition of spoken and unspoken needs in caring for sexuality in health and illness and the role of the healthcare professional in promoting sexual health. Issues of sensitivity, the professional's and the patient's anxieties, and the need for careful listening are addressed; "patient concerns" and "practitioner concerns" will be addressed side by side. An emphasis on appropriate training will be included in the book, through a section on coaching and its practical implementation.
"Relevant to all practitioners, not only those working in sexual care, this text serves as a stepping stone to better psychosexual nursing care." Elizabeth Cort, Nursing Times, Vol 37, No 35, August 2001
By Diane Wells, Lecturer in Nursing; Doreen Clifford, Leads Advance Nurse, Balint Seminars; Marjorie Rutter, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Family Planning, King's College Hospital; and Jane Selby, Advance Family Planning Nurse and Psychosexual Nurse Counselor, Margaret Pyke Center
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