Episode 194: Sex Is a Component of Patient-Centered Care

Cancer disease and treatment can alter many aspects of sexual health, but patient concerns often remain unverbalized and unaddressed. Oncology nurses can push through awkwardness and provide resources to help patients rediscover intimacy during and after cancer. ONS member Marloe Esch, RN, BSN, OCN®, breast care nurse navigator at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and member of the Southeastern Wisconsin ONS Chapter, joins Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, to discuss how nurses can talk to their patients about sex and strategies for becoming more comfortable with those conversations. The advertising messages in this episode are paid for by Breast Cancer Index.

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