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Sexuality matter

01 January 2001

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Research by Thompson (1990) has shown that attitudes towards sexuality among professionals have become even more conservative over the last 17 years. The results...

Sexually transmitted infections and older people

14 June 2000

Nursing Standard


Sexually transmitted infection (STI) remains a taboo subject when associated with older people. Elizabeth Grigg advises nurses to consider, without prejudice, the...

Sexuality and older people

01 October 1999

Nursing Older People

Nursing practice sexuality

Sexuality is commonly believed to be the territory of the young and, in Western society, people over the age of 50 are almost always portrayed as asexual (Belliveau...

Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care

01 December 1999

Nursing Older People

Book review

Barbara Sherman is a social worker with 30 years’ experience as a case worker and therapist with disabled people and their families.

Sexually transmitted infections and older people

01 March 2000

Nursing Older People


Aims and intended learning outcomes This paper aims to raise awareness of the probability of STIs in the elderly population and to challenge beliefs around the...