A Survey on Sexual Counseling for Patients With Cardiac Disease Among Nurses in Jordan

  title={A Survey on Sexual Counseling for Patients With Cardiac Disease Among Nurses in Jordan},
  author={Raeda M Abu Ali and Mona A Abed and Amani Anwar Khalil and Manal Ibrahim Al-Kloub and Ala Fawzi Ashour and Intesar A Alnsour},
  journal={The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
Background: Recovery among patients with cardiac disease also requires attention to their sexual health. However, cultural, religious, and social factors may make Arab Muslim patients reluctant to disclose their sexual concerns and nurses hesitant to discuss patients’ sexuality matters. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore sexual counseling (SC) among nurses in Jordan in terms of responsibility, confidence, and practice. Method: This was a descriptive, correlational study. Staff… Expand
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