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Promoting the Sexual Health of Older People

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Promoting the Sexual Health of Older People

Older people have sex too, you know...

In this RN Journal article you'll learn about:
  • Sexuality is not an area that can be swept aside when seeking to provide person-centered, holistic care for our older population. The need for health promotion for older gay and lesbian people may be a more pressing issue overall.

  • Gerontological Nursing practitioners must advocate for those in their care without taking over. There is limited knowledge regarding the sexual behaviours of older people because to date there is little research and because older people tend not to be included in sexual health studies.

  • Assumptions, stereotypes and ageist attitudes are inhibiting nurses from fulfilling their health promotion role in relation to sexual health for older patients.

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