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Life is sexually transmitted: Live with it

Life is sexually transmitted: Live with it

Evans, David T. ORCID: 0000-0001-6874-3845 (2013) Life is sexually transmitted: Live with it. Practice Nursing, 17 (8). pp. 401-405. ISSN 0964-9271 (doi:

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This article explores issues of sexual health relevant to client care that is, could, or should be offered by nurses in general practice. Sexual health is often the most important element of a person’s holistic health and well-being to be overlooked during consultations. Sadly, some professional carers consider it is not their job, is too embarrassing, morally ‘problematic’ or outside their area of expertise. Sexual health is part of life: not to address it means that health professionals fail to fully address all aspects of their clients’ holistic health and well-being. The result is selective or reduced—not holistic—care. This article will point to ways for practice nurses to remedy this situation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Condoms, duty of care, holistic care, prophylaxis, safer sex, sexual health, sexual infections
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 21:03
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