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Sexual Health Matters! ExPLISSITly improving body, mind and soul health

Sexual Health Matters! ExPLISSITly improving body, mind and soul health

Evans, David Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-6874-3845 (2015) Sexual Health Matters! ExPLISSITly improving body, mind and soul health. In: School Nurses International Conference, 2015, 28-31 July 2015, University of Greenwich, UK.

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“School nursing services can be an indispensable element helping maximise children and young people’s sexual health and well-being, ultimately contributing to the development of their knowledge, skills and resilience fit for life.

Intentionally promoting children and young people’s (C&YP) sexual health and well-being needs to deal with the positive dimensions of sex and relationships, as well as (helping prevent) unintended consequences of sex, including all forms of gender and sexuality-based violence and discrimination (SCIE 2011; Hadley & Evans 2013).

A tensions exists where nurses, so well-versed in models of client care aiming / claiming to be “holistic”, face evidence of preventable aspects of sexual ill-health adversely affecting ‘body, mind and soul’ of the children they care for. So many elements of poor sexual health / preventable sexual ill-health might be proactively addressed by suitably skilled school nursing services and individual practitioners (Evans 2013).

Whether school nurses are involved in addressing holistic dimensions of sexual health, or aspects secondary to other conditions, or specifically in relation to sexual and / or reproductive health, underpinning practice with the Ex-PLISSIT model developed from J. Annon (1976) by Taylor and Davis (2006) provides ‘a world of opportunities’ for truly reflective practitioners to promote body, mind and soul through sexual health and well-being.”

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Additional Information: Official Pantopto video of the keynote presentation, with accompanying Prezi:
Uncontrolled Keywords: #SNIC2015; sexual health; teenage pregnancy; sexual infections; STIs; ExPLISSIT; holistic; young people; school nurses;
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
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