Helping patients to discuss sex and intimacy issues
Julie Hoole Psychosexual therapist
Initiating conversations with patients about their sexual and intimacy needs can be difficult. Specialist cancer nurse Julie Hoole, who won an RCNi Nurse Award for developing a sexual function and intimacy questionnaire, offers advice
Holistic needs assessment is an everyday term in nursing, and we pride ourselves on supporting the whole person. So when a patient ticks a box saying they are having sexual problems, what do you do?
Nursing Standard. 32, 27, 19-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.27.19.s17