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Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2004 Jan-Feb;21(1):33-9.

Sexuality at the end of life.

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Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Oregon, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

There is very little research literature that addresses sexuality at the end of life. Although end-of-life care has become a priority for nursing education, the issue of end-of-life sexuality is not included in the curriculum. Nurses are frequently in a position to establish relationships with couples that encourage a frank discussion and information sharing. As patient advocates, nurses can address end-of-life sexuality issues by taking a sexual history and implementing a general intervention model, such as the PLISSIT. Couples need to be reassured that if they have enjoyed a close sexual relationship, sexual intimacy may continue to be part of their relationship, even at the end of life.

PMID:
14748521
DOI:
10.1177/104990910402100109
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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