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Dags att snacka sex: En studie om sjuksköterskors förhållande till att prata om sexualitet med patienter
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Time to talk about sex : A study about the conditions that nurses have to talk about sexuality with patients (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Sexuality is an important aspect of the individual persons' health, and should be included as a part of the holistic care. Several diseases and treatments can have a negative impact of the sexuality aspect of health, and this is something that nurses' are aware of. Despite the awareness, sexuality is a topic that is often avoided in the meeting between nurse and patient.

Aim: the aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of factors that affect the conversation about sexuality with patients.

Method: A literature based study with analyses of qualitative studies was used. The analysis was made using Fribergs' five step model, ten scientific articles were analyzed.

Result: Three main theme and seven sub themes were identified. The main themes were; Nurses´ professional attitude, Nurses´ view on different groups of patients and the impact of the organization.

Conclusion: The result showed both hindering and facilitating factors that have an impact of conversations about sexuality with patients. These factors was shown to be the views that the nurses' had on both sexuality and the patient. The content of the nurse education could also be identified as having an impact of place of sexuality in the daily work of the nurse. Another influencing factor was described to be the uncertainty on who the responsibility lays to integrate sexuality in the care of the patient. The culture and environment of the workplace was also shown to have an impact of role that sexuality got.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Conversation, impacting factors, nurses' experience, sexuality
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11280Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11280DiVA: diva2:1130179
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Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-08-11 Created: 2017-08-08 Last updated: 2017-08-11Bibliographically approved

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