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Recognising female sexual dysfunction as an essential aspect of effective diabetes care

Phillips, Anne and Phillips, Stephen (2015) Recognising female sexual dysfunction as an essential aspect of effective diabetes care. Applied Nursing Research, 28 (3). pp. 235-238. ISSN 0897-1897

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Abstract

The following literature review will focus on sexual dysfunction in women living with diabetes, drawing on international studies in this specialist field. The key aim of this paper is generate a greater understanding and recognition of the issues facing these women and to determine a more proactive approach to identification, consultation and potential treatment options. The main findings highlight the unique role practitioners have with women with diabetes and how to facilitate partnership working. Nurses have the most frequent contact with people living with diabetes in any healthcare system. Nurses’ knowledge about sexuality in relation to diabetes should improve patient education, recognition and could signal undiagnosed or increased risk of sexual dysfunction to enable treatment so care can be optimised accordingly

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 15:43
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 12:53
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/25000

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