Caring for Sexuality in Health and IllnessBy
- Diane Wells, BA, RMT, RGM, Lecturer in Nursing, Kingston & St George's NHS College of Health Studies.
- Doreen Clifford, Leads Advance Nurse, Balint Seminars
- Marjorie Rutter, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Family Planning, King's College Hospital
- Jane Selby, Advance Family Planning Nurse and Psychosexual Nurse Counselor, Margaret Pyke Center
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.
Paperback, 320 Pages
Published: June 2000
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Part 1: The courage to listen. 1. Introduction. 2. What is psychosexual care. 3. Psychosexual care in practice. 4. Listening with courage. 5. Respecting the boundaries. Part 2: Psychosexual development across the life span. 6. Theories of development. 7. Influences on development. 8. Effects of social relationships. 9. Age of experience. 10. Effects of people's own behaviour on their development. 11. Transitions across the life span. 12. Sexuality. Part 3: Coaching for psychosexual awareness. 13. Introduction. 14. Reflective practice in seminars. 15 Seminars as action research. 16. Supervision. 17. Developing awareness in other ways. 18. Advanced coaching.