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Understanding the lives of older gay people

01 September 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Ten research articles were examined with the aim of increasing our understanding of the lives of older gay people. It is clear from the literature that nurses must...

Causes and treatment of erectile dysfunction

12 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Men's health

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, affecting an estimated one in ten men over the age of 21 years (Levine 1989). Defined as The constant inability to...

Abuse of power in the nurse-client relationship

03 June 1998

Nursing Standard


In the past ten to 15 years there has been an increasing awareness that a small but significant number of health professionals have had sexual contact with current...

Sexuality: raising the issue with patients

03 June 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Few nurses are confident about discussing sexuality with patients, even when cancer or treatment seems to mandate a review of this subject. In this article, Bob...

Psychosexual awareness in everyday nursing

17 June 1998

Nursing Standard

Sexual health

Whatever specialty we work in, and whatever environment, nurses need to be aware of the sexual aspects of people’s lives. These aspects are as important a part of...

Action research in the care of patients with sexual anxieties

16 December 1998

Nursing Standard


Nurses are familiar with patients who appear to need excessive analgesia as inpatients, or women who, apparently reasonably, continue to avoid vaginal examination...

Sexuality and learning disabilities

11 June 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Sexuality and sexual health are issues that have been neglected in nursing practice and in the literature. This literature review discusses how the...

Sex, the person with a learning disability and the changing legal framework

01 April 2004

Learning Disability Practice


In relation to most areas of life, women and men with learning disabilities are covered by the same laws as other citizens. However, in relation to the expression of...

Sexuality in gynaecological cancer patients

01 July 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


Sex remains an important contributor to quality of life in many patients with chronic illness and their partners. Thus, addressing sexuality is the responsibility of...

attitudes towards sexuality: a pilot study in Ireland

01 May 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

‘Sexuality’, when viewed in its broadest context, it is not just about sex in the physical sense, but is also concerned with trust, love, respect, relationships and...