The CNS Leadership Role in Assisting Staff Nurses to Address Sexual Concerns of Chronically Ill Patients and their Partners

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164140
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The CNS Leadership Role in Assisting Staff Nurses to Address Sexual Concerns of Chronically Ill Patients and their Partners
Author(s):
Kautz, Donald D.
Author Details:
Donald D. Kautz, RN, PhD, CRRN-A, CNRN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Problem and Significance: Research has shown that diabetes, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease, and arthritis can all impact the patient and their partner's sexual function, sexual self-concept and sexual relationships. Self-help groups and health care organizations have published patient education materials available on the Web for patients and their partners that address these sexual concerns. However, studies have found that staff nurses ignore patients sexual concerns. Objectives: This presentation will outline strategies nurses can use to address the sexual concerns of their clients by accessing patient education materials readily available from internet sources. The author uses these sources when consulting with nurses, and when teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. One advantage of address sexual concerns is that adherence to the diet and exercise recommendations chronic illnesses mentioned also has the potential to increase sexual function in both men and women, thus intimacy may be a motivator for clients in managing their chronic illnesses. Methods: Reliable and appropriate internet resources will be identified and made available to all CNSs attending this session. Recommendations for implementing the use of these resources focusing on the leadership skills of the CNS in bringing about change will also be presented. Practice Change: As nurses begin to address the sexual concerns of patients that arise due to chronic illness, the quality of life of the clients will be enhanced. Providing patients with patient education handouts and helpful internet sites requires little time on the part of the nurse, and can be incorporated as a normal part of client education activities. Conclusion: Staff nurses working in acute care, long term care, and community settings can all utilize these strategies to enhance the quality of life of their patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe CNS Leadership Role in Assisting Staff Nurses to Address Sexual Concerns of Chronically Ill Patients and their Partnersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKautz, Donald D.en_US
dc.author.detailsDonald D. Kautz, RN, PhD, CRRN-A, CNRN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164140-
dc.description.abstractProblem and Significance: Research has shown that diabetes, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease, and arthritis can all impact the patient and their partner's sexual function, sexual self-concept and sexual relationships. Self-help groups and health care organizations have published patient education materials available on the Web for patients and their partners that address these sexual concerns. However, studies have found that staff nurses ignore patients sexual concerns. Objectives: This presentation will outline strategies nurses can use to address the sexual concerns of their clients by accessing patient education materials readily available from internet sources. The author uses these sources when consulting with nurses, and when teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. One advantage of address sexual concerns is that adherence to the diet and exercise recommendations chronic illnesses mentioned also has the potential to increase sexual function in both men and women, thus intimacy may be a motivator for clients in managing their chronic illnesses. Methods: Reliable and appropriate internet resources will be identified and made available to all CNSs attending this session. Recommendations for implementing the use of these resources focusing on the leadership skills of the CNS in bringing about change will also be presented. Practice Change: As nurses begin to address the sexual concerns of patients that arise due to chronic illness, the quality of life of the clients will be enhanced. Providing patients with patient education handouts and helpful internet sites requires little time on the part of the nurse, and can be incorporated as a normal part of client education activities. Conclusion: Staff nurses working in acute care, long term care, and community settings can all utilize these strategies to enhance the quality of life of their patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:47Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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