Sexuality in institutionalized elderly persons: a systematic review of argument-based ethics literature.

  title={Sexuality in institutionalized elderly persons: a systematic review of argument-based ethics literature.},
  author={Lieslot Mahieu and Chris Gastmans},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={24 3},
BACKGROUND Admission to a nursing home might challenge the way in which individuals experience their own sexuality, but it does not automatically diminish their need and desire for sexual fulfillment. Despite the fact that sexuality proves to be an intrinsic part of human existence, the sexual expression of geriatric residents remains a sensitive subject for many caregivers and family members. It evokes a variety of ethical issues and concerns, especially when dementia patients are involved… CONTINUE READING
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