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|Title:||A patient-centred approach to sexuality in the face of life-limiting illness.|
|Authors:||Hordern, Amanda J;Currow, David C|
|Affiliation:||La Trobe University and Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing, PO Box 5444, Heidelberg West, Melboure, VIC 3081. email@example.com|
|Citation:||Medical Journal of Australia; 179(6 Suppl): S8-11|
|Abstract:||Sexuality is intrinsic to a person's sense of self and can be an intimate form of communication that helps relieve suffering and lessens the threat to personhood in the face of life-limiting illness. Health professionals struggle to accept that people with life-limiting illness, especially older people, continue to be sexual beings. People facing life-limiting illness may appreciate the opportunity to discuss issues of sexuality and intimacy with a trusted health professional. Practical strategies to assist health professionals to communicate effectively about sexuality and intimacy include creating a conducive atmosphere, initiating the topic, using open-ended questions and a non-judgmental approach, and avoiding medical jargon.|
|Internal ID Number:||12964926|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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