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|Title:||A patient-centred approach to sexuality in the face of life-limiting illness.||Austin 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. firstname.lastname@example.org||Issue Date:||15-Sep-2003||Publication information:||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.||Gov't Doc #:||12964926||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9540||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12964926||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Aged
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