Chapter 3. Psychosexual Nursing Skills

  1. Robert Irwin BA(Hons), MSc, RGN

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch3

Psychosexual Nursing

Psychosexual Nursing

How to Cite

Irwin, R. (2002) Psychosexual Nursing Skills, in Psychosexual Nursing, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadephia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch3

Author Information

  1. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health Team, Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563415

Online ISBN: 9780470699225

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Keywords:

  • psychosexual care;
  • health professionals;
  • psychosexual anxiety;
  • psychosexual nursing skills;
  • sexually transmitted infections

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Observation

  • Presenting Behaviours

  • Non-verbal Behaviour

  • Intimate Care

  • Offering to work with the patient

  • Communication Skills

  • The limitations of questions

  • The value of ‘unknowing’

  • Thinking about the Nurse-Patient relationship

  • Referral

  • Continuing training and support

  • Key points of Chapter 3

  • Key Reading