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Non-judgemental care as a professional obligation

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, Andrew Koh argues that non-judgemental care is a professional obligation with clear ethical and legal implications for nurses.

tackling homophobia and heterosexism

01 April 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Homophobia, according to Sprecher and McKinney (1993) in Williamson (2000), involves ‘negative and/or fearful attitudes about homosexuals or homosexuality’. Other...

All but invisible: older gay men and lesbians

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People


The sexuality of older people has been something of a neglected issue and has only recently received long-awaited attention (for example, Archibald 1998, 2001, 2002,...

The sexual needs of elderly people: addressing the issue

06 March 1996

Nursing Standard

Elderly care

Human beings are living longer as education, the quality of life and medical science continue to reduce the impact of illness. Consequently, there is a larger...

Male sexuality and urethral catheterisation: a review of the literature

09 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This review critically analyses literature on urinary catheters with specific reference to issues of sexuality.

Sexuality in the hospital setting

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Working with adolescents in a hospital environment brings nurses into contact with the section of society that is experiencing rising rates of sexually acquired...

Disability and sexuality holistic care for adolescents

01 June 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Caring for adolescents can be a major challenge for professionals as well as parents. It is hard to find a balance between protecting young people and helping them...

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

16 January 2019

Nursing Older People


Sexuality is as important in older age as it is throughout life, and its expression can be positive, empowering, joyful and life-affirming. The concept of sexuality...

Helping vulnerable people develop and maintain relationships

28 May 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In the North Somerset Primary Care Trust catchment area, local healthcare guidelines on relationships and sexuality may not help people with learning disabilities or...

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...