Vad är det som hindrar sjuksköterskan att diskutera sexualitet med patienten?
Studies have shown that patients can have physical and mental sexual problems, which can be pain and discomfort with the penetration, leak of urine, vaginal lubrication, loss of orgasm and problems with the erection. Societies view of sexuality influence both the patients and the nurse’s view of sexuality which gives difficulties in discussing sexuality. To facilitate the communication of sexuality between the nurses and the patients the PLISSIT-model can be used. The aim of this study was to identify what is preventing the nurse to discuss the sexuality with the patient. The method of this study was a literature review. Six themes was located from the articles, deficient communication, deficient education, nurses’ feelings, not the nurses’ responsibility, social outlook and cultural factors and the nursing ward environment. The findings were that the nurse feeling embarrassed when he/she discusses sexual problems with the patient and thinks it is the patient who should ask about the sexual problems. The nurses own feelings affect the discussion about sexuality. The nurses need more education and practice to discuss sexuality with the patients. The nurses wish to have a place where they can discuss sexuality with the patient.
School:Högskolan i Skövde
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:sexuality nurse communication barriers literature review
Date of Publication:01/07/2008