Gynecological Care of Elderly Women in Assisted Living Situations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149115
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gynecological Care of Elderly Women in Assisted Living Situations
Abstract:
Gynecological Care of Elderly Women in Assisted Living Situations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Snell, Linda H, DNS, WHNP-C
P.I. Institution Name:SUNY College at Brockport
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Pamela Miller, MS, WHNP-C; Karen A Piotrowski, MS, RN-C
Historically, gynecological care of elderly women has been ignored by the health care establishment. This has been particularly true of women in nursing homes or other assisted living arrangements for the elderly or disabled. Women in these situations are often viewed as asexual by caretakers and health care professionals alike. Legitimate questions and concerns about sexual or gynecological issues usually are not addressed. Nurses can provide leadership in the provision of gynecological care and education to this vulnerable population. Older women are at increased risk for a number of gynecological problems. These include reproductive malignancies, prolapse of the pelvic organs, and atrophic vagical changes leading to irritations and infections. Often these problems go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to unnecessary suffering and/or premature death. In addition, many women in assisted living situations suffer from social isolation, lack of privacy, and caretaker abuse. This presentation will describe the gynecological needs of elderly women and demonstrate how nurses are beginning to address these needs. Suggestions for future research, education, and practice strategies will also be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGynecological Care of Elderly Women in Assisted Living Situationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149115-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gynecological Care of Elderly Women in Assisted Living Situations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Snell, Linda H, DNS, WHNP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">SUNY College at Brockport</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lsnell@brockport.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pamela Miller, MS, WHNP-C; Karen A Piotrowski, MS, RN-C</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Historically, gynecological care of elderly women has been ignored by the health care establishment. This has been particularly true of women in nursing homes or other assisted living arrangements for the elderly or disabled. Women in these situations are often viewed as asexual by caretakers and health care professionals alike. Legitimate questions and concerns about sexual or gynecological issues usually are not addressed. Nurses can provide leadership in the provision of gynecological care and education to this vulnerable population. Older women are at increased risk for a number of gynecological problems. These include reproductive malignancies, prolapse of the pelvic organs, and atrophic vagical changes leading to irritations and infections. Often these problems go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to unnecessary suffering and/or premature death. In addition, many women in assisted living situations suffer from social isolation, lack of privacy, and caretaker abuse. This presentation will describe the gynecological needs of elderly women and demonstrate how nurses are beginning to address these needs. Suggestions for future research, education, and practice strategies will also be presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:56:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:56:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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