Sexuality

Park, Tanya (2010) Sexuality. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee J., Kozier, Barbara, Erb, Glenora, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nichole, Luxford, Yoni, Moxham, Lorna, Park, Tanya, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing. Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia, pp. 1073-1097.

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Abstract

For years Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing has been the gold standard in helping students embarking on their nursing careers. This first Australian edition retains many of the features that have made this textbook the number-one choice of nursing students and lecturers.

To further enhance this popular fundamentals textbook and ensure its appropriate application for Australian students, nursing academics from across Australia were invited to review and comment on each of the 52 chapters. Their detailed feedback has ensured that Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: First Australian Edition is a current, engaging and uniquely Australian textbook that will help students succeed in their nursing studies.

Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, First Australian Edition presents the fundamentals of nursing care within the framework of the nursing process. This text offers an accessible writing style; a focus on practical application with real-world Australian examples and case studies; appropriate Australian terminology, policies and procedures, Australian visuals; an integrated approach to Australian Indigenous health issues; and up-to-date references, research and codes of practice, with reference to ANMC guidelines. The text is supported by a state-of-the art technology package to enhance the learning process.

Chapter 40: All humans are sexual beings. Regardless of gender, age, race, socioeconomic status, re1igious beliefs, physical and mental health, or other demographic factors: we express our sexuality in a variety of ways throughout our lives. Human sexuality is difficult to define. Sexuality is an individually expressed and highly personal phenomenon whose meaning evolves from life experiences. Physiologic, psychosocial and cultural factors influence a person's sexuality and lead to the wide range of attitudes and behaviours seen in humans. There are no normal, universal sexual behaviours. Satisfying or 'normal' sexual expression can generally be described as whatever behaviours give pleasure and satisfaction to those adults involved, without threat of coercion or injury to self or others. What constitutes 'normal' sexual expression, however, varies among cultures and religions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES - Describe sexual development and concerns across the lifespan. - Define sexual health. - Discuss the varieties of sexuality. - Give examples of how the family, culture, religion and personal ethics influence one's sexuality. - Describe physiologic changes in males and females during the sexual response cycle. - Identify the forms of male and female sexual dysfunction. - Identify basic sexual questions the nurse should ask during client assessment. - Formulate nursing diagnoses and interventions for the client experiencing sexual problems. - Recognise health promotion teaching related to reproductive structures.

Item ID: 16211
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
Keywords: anal stimulation, androgyny, body image, cross-dressers, desire phase, disssatisfaction problems, dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia, excitement phase, female orgasmic disorder, female sexual arousal disorder, gender identity, gender-role behaviour, genital intercourse, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, intersex, male erectile disorder, male orgasmic disorder, masturbation, menstruation, oral-genital sex, orgasmic phase, resolution phase, sexual aversion disorder, sexual health, sexual orientation, sexual self-concept, transgenderism, transsexuals, vaginismus, vestibulitis, vulvodynia
ISBN: 978-1-4425-0471-4
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 01:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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