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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164329
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the CNS in Sexuality Counseling with a Spinal Cord Injury Population
Author(s):
Dunn, Kathleen L.
Author Details:
Kathleen L. Dunn, MS, RN, CRRN-A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: 1) To describe a model for CNS implementation of a sexuality counseling program for any patient population. 2) To describe specifically the program developed by the author at the SCI Center at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Significance: Sexuality is often an area of concern for persons with chronic illness and disability, but is often not comprehensively addressed in healthcare settings. The CNS can serve as both change agent and care provider in this area. Design/Background/Rationale: Patients with chronic disease and disability often express interest in information about sexuality issues, yet often find that physicians and other providers are uninformed, uncomfortable with the topic, and insensitive to these needs. Programs both to develop staff competence and to provide services should be developed in any healthcare setting that provides services to such populations. Methods/Description: Development of competence in sexuality counseling by the CNS, development of basic competence in staff (nursing and others), development of resources and referrals, screening of patients, provision of services, and evaluation of outcomes. Findings/Outcomes: Description of a CNS-developed functioning sexuality education and counseling program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System SCI Center. Conclusions: Sexuality education and counseling programs can be provided by CNSs in a variety of settings using several different models.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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 Role of the CNS in Sexuality Counseling with a Spinal Cord Injury Populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Kathleen L.en_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen L. Dunn, MS, RN, CRRN-A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164329-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 1) To describe a model for CNS implementation of a sexuality counseling program for any patient population. 2) To describe specifically the program developed by the author at the SCI Center at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Significance: Sexuality is often an area of concern for persons with chronic illness and disability, but is often not comprehensively addressed in healthcare settings. The CNS can serve as both change agent and care provider in this area. Design/Background/Rationale: Patients with chronic disease and disability often express interest in information about sexuality issues, yet often find that physicians and other providers are uninformed, uncomfortable with the topic, and insensitive to these needs. Programs both to develop staff competence and to provide services should be developed in any healthcare setting that provides services to such populations. Methods/Description: Development of competence in sexuality counseling by the CNS, development of basic competence in staff (nursing and others), development of resources and referrals, screening of patients, provision of services, and evaluation of outcomes. Findings/Outcomes: Description of a CNS-developed functioning sexuality education and counseling program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System SCI Center. Conclusions: Sexuality education and counseling programs can be provided by CNSs in a variety of settings using several different models.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:22Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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