Chapter 10. Intimacy, Sex and Sexuality

  1. Rebecca Neno,
  2. Barry Aveyard and
  3. Hazel Heath
  1. Denise Forte,
  2. Diane Wells and
  3. Angela Cotter

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch10

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

How to Cite

Forte, D., Wells, D. and Cotter, A. (2007) Intimacy, Sex and Sexuality, in Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care (eds R. Neno, B. Aveyard and H. Heath), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151696

Online ISBN: 9780470692240

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Keywords:

  • sexuality;
  • mental activity;
  • older people;
  • mental health;
  • health condition

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The backdrop to understanding relationships, intimacy and sexuality

  • What do we mean by intimacy and sexuality?

  • Effects of age changes on sexuality

  • Intimacy and sexuality — issues for older people with mental health needs

  • Problems associated with sexuality in people with a mental health illness

  • Skills and strategies for supporting intimacy and sexuality in older people with mental health problems

  • Staff support and awareness

  • Conclusion

  • Resources

  • References