Communicating about patient sexuality and intimacy after cancer: mismatched expectations and unmet needs.

@article{Hordern2007CommunicatingAP,
  title={Communicating about patient sexuality and intimacy after cancer: mismatched expectations and unmet needs.},
  author={Amanda Jane Hordern and Annette F. Street},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2007},
  volume={186 5},
  pages={224-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the ways that patients and health professionals communicate about intimate and sexual changes in cancer and palliative care settings. DESIGN A qualitative study using a three-stage reflexive-inquiry approach, with semi-structured, participant interviews (n = 82); textual analysis of national and international cancer and palliative care clinical practice guidelines (n = 33); and participant feedback at 15 educational forums for cancer patients or health professionals… CONTINUE READING