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Nurs Clin North Am. 2007 Dec;42(4):515-29; v.

Sexual assessment: research and clinical.

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  • 1School of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, C288-18, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA.


It has been well documented that most patients do not volunteer information about sexual problems, and that health care providers should incorporate at least a brief sexual assessment into routine health histories and medical evaluations. While not every nurse can be a sexual counselor, listening to concerns of patient and family, presenting factual information in a nonthreatening manner, managing noncomplex disease and treatment related symptoms, and providing appropriate referrals can be easily incorporated into routine care.

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