By: A. Katz (Ed.)
Published by: Oncology Nursing Society
Publication date: 2007
Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality: A Handbook for Healthcare Providers
If you are having difficulty discussing the issue of sexuality with your patients, you can find the answers you need in this handbook, which takes a clinical approach to the topic of sexuality and cancer. Examining the literature and research, the text covers human sexuality in the context of cancer, provides a primer in human sexual functioning, offers tools for nurses on sexual health assessment and communicating with patients about sex, examines how specific cancers impact sexuality, discusses how cancer affects the family and the individual, demonstrates how specific treatment modalities affect sexual functioning, and provides tools for healthcare providers. You’ll also find information on interventions, case studies, and resources for further research.