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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156468
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Integration of Sexuality Needs into Practice and Policy
Abstract:
The Integration of Sexuality Needs into Practice and Policy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Martin, Mary-Lou, BScN, MScN, MEd
P.I. Institution Name:St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist/Associate Clinical Professor
Co-Authors:Anne Howe, RN, MHSc
This presentation reports on the integration of sexuality needs into practice and policy through program evaluation in a tertiary and acute care mental health program. Sexuality is an inherent part of the person and it is also an important aspect of recovery. The Mental Health Program undertook a review of current policies and practices related to patient sexuality. A Patient Sexuality Working Group which included both consumers and staff was formed to: review current practice and policies regarding patient sexuality; provide recommendations for the development of policies related to sexuality activity in hospital; provide recommendations for staff and patient education; and recommend strategies to improve patient outcome. An extensive literature review was conducted. A comprehensive review of other's policies on sexuality was completed. Focus groups were held with clients and staff to explore their perceptions about sexuality issues in hospital. Some of the themes that emerged included: Sexuality is an important aspect of an individual's health that needs to be addressed, however it is often not explored in a meaningful way until a sexual issue emerges; and The therapeutic effectiveness of the staff/patient relationship when it involves patient sexuality issues is dependent on the patient's and staff's trust and comfort level, and the staff's knowledge and experience in meeting the sexuality needs of patients. Other themes were shared and discussed. The knowledge and experience of clients and staff is crucial to program evaluation and the integration of best practice in the formulation of policy, the education of clients and staff and the delivery of evidence based care.
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.titleThe Integration of Sexuality Needs into Practice and Policyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156468-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Integration of Sexuality Needs into Practice and Policy</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Martin, Mary-Lou, BScN, MScN, MEd</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist/Associate Clinical Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">martinm@stjosham.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Anne Howe, RN, MHSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation reports on the integration of sexuality needs into practice and policy through program evaluation in a tertiary and acute care mental health program. Sexuality is an inherent part of the person and it is also an important aspect of recovery. The Mental Health Program undertook a review of current policies and practices related to patient sexuality. A Patient Sexuality Working Group which included both consumers and staff was formed to: review current practice and policies regarding patient sexuality; provide recommendations for the development of policies related to sexuality activity in hospital; provide recommendations for staff and patient education; and recommend strategies to improve patient outcome. An extensive literature review was conducted. A comprehensive review of other's policies on sexuality was completed. Focus groups were held with clients and staff to explore their perceptions about sexuality issues in hospital. Some of the themes that emerged included: Sexuality is an important aspect of an individual's health that needs to be addressed, however it is often not explored in a meaningful way until a sexual issue emerges; and The therapeutic effectiveness of the staff/patient relationship when it involves patient sexuality issues is dependent on the patient's and staff's trust and comfort level, and the staff's knowledge and experience in meeting the sexuality needs of patients. Other themes were shared and discussed. The knowledge and experience of clients and staff is crucial to program evaluation and the integration of best practice in the formulation of policy, the education of clients and staff and the delivery of evidence based care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:48:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:48:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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