What keeps nurses from the sexual counseling of patients with heart failure?

  title={What keeps nurses from the sexual counseling of patients with heart failure?},
  author={Tialda Hoekstra and I G A T Lesman-Leegte and Margriet F Couperus and Robbert Sanderman and Tiny Jaarsma},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  volume={41 5},
OBJECTIVES We sought to examine the current practice of discussing sexual health by heart failure (HF) nurses, and to explore which barriers prevent nurses from discussing sexuality. METHODS The Nurses' Survey of Sexual Counseling of Myocardial Infarction Patients and a list of barriers were used to form a questionnaire, which was sent to all HF clinics (n = 122) in the Netherlands. RESULTS The majority (75%) of nurses (n = 146) felt a certain responsibility to discuss patients' sexual… CONTINUE READING

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