Sexual Problems in Cardiac Patients: How to Assess, When to Refer

@article{Jaarsma2010SexualPI,
  title={Sexual Problems in Cardiac Patients: How to Assess, When to Refer},
  author={Tiny Jaarsma and Elaine E. Steinke and Woet L. Gianotten},
  journal={The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={159-164}
}
It is increasingly realized that discussing sexuality is an important issue in the holistic care for cardiac patients. In this review article, the conditions of a good assessment of sexual problems are identified such as creating an appropriate environment, ensuring confidentiality, and using appropriate language. Second, we present different styles and approaches that can be used to start the assessment, differing between settings, persons, or disciplines. The PLISSIT (permission, limited… 

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