Intimacy needs and chronic illness: strategies for sexual counseling
The role of nurses in the sexual counseling
of patients after myocardial infarction.
CAREss (Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction) randomized 115 heterosexual prostate cancer survivors who were experiencing erectile dysfunction and their partners into three groups: a wait list group that received delayed counseling, a face-to-face counseling group, and a group that received an Internet-based sexual counseling
The survey was derived from a 29-item Likert scale instrument (the Exercise and Sexual Activity in Heart Failure Questionnaire) addressing sexual activity, fears, and perceived need for sexual counseling
Although six months postinjury seems like an ideal time to provide sexual counseling
, research has demonstrated that more than 90% of people with SCI never receive counseling or education on the topic once they leave their acute rehabilitation program.
is the only thing that can be recommended.
Waterhouse and Metcalfe (1991) speculated that nurses may be less apt to offer sexual counseling
to patients if they perceive that patients do not believe that sexuality is appropriate for nurses to address.
Uniting spirituality and sexual counseling
. Family Journal of Counseling & Therapy for Couples & Families, 12 (4), 419-422.