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How important is sex in later life? The views of older people.
Stereotypes of an asexual old age remain pervasive, shaping not only popular images of older people, but also research and policy agendas. However, older people's own attitudes towards the role andExpand
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"Opening a can of worms": GP and practice nurse barriers to talking about sexual health in primary care.
BACKGROUND There is evidence that health professionals do not discuss sexually related issues in consultations as often as patients would like. Although primary care has been identified as theExpand
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Advanced heart failure: impact on older patients and informal carers.
AIM This paper reports a study exploring the impact of advanced heart failure on the lives of older patients and their informal carers. BACKGROUND Prognosis is poor in heart failure, with more thanExpand
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Older people's views about home as a place of care at the end of life
Objectives: To explore the attitudes of older people towards home as a place of care when dying. Design: A two-phase qualitative study using focus groups and semi-structured interviews. Participants:Expand
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Barriers to seeking treatment for sexual problems in primary care: a qualitative study with older people.
BACKGROUND Although it is known that only a small minority of people experiencing sexual problems seek treatment for these, barriers to treatment seeking remain relatively unexplored. This isExpand
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Where do people die? An international comparison of the percentage of deaths occurring in hospital and residential aged care settings in 45 populations, using published and available statistics
ObjectivePlace of death, specifically the percentage who die in hospital or residential aged care, is largely unreported. This paper presents a cross-national comparison of location of deathExpand
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'I daresay I might find it embarrassing': general practitioners' perspectives on discussing sexual health issues with lesbian and gay patients.
The present paper explores general practitioners' (GPs') perspectives on the difficulties which they face when discussing sexual health issues with lesbian and gay patients in primary careExpand
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Barriers to advance care planning in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The English End of Life Care Strategy promises that all patients with advanced, life limiting illness will have the opportunity to participate in Advance Care Planning (ACP). For patients withExpand
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General practitioner attitudes to discussing sexual health issues with older people.
How health professionals perceive and manage later life sexual problems remains relatively unexplored and, in particular, little is known about the attitudes of GPs, who represent the first point ofExpand
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‘That’s part of everybody’s job’: the perspectives of health care staff in England and New Zealand on the meaning and remit of palliative care
Background: the right for patients of all diagnoses to be in receipt of palliative care from an early point in the diagnosis of a life-limiting condition is now enshrined in policy in a number ofExpand
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