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dc.contributor.authorSteinke, Elaine E.
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, Pernille Palm
dc.contributor.authorDusenbury, Wendy L.
dc.identifier.citationSteinke, Elaine E.; Johansen, Pernille Palm; Dusenbury, Wendy L. 2016. When the topic turns to sex case scenarios in sexual counseling and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention: May/June 2016, vol. 36:no. 3:p 145–156en_US
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dc.description.abstractPatients with cardiovascular disease and their partners frequently have concerns about sexual intimacy, and sexual counseling is needed across health care settings to ensure that patients receive information to safely resume sexual activity. The purpose of this review is to provide practical, evidence-based approaches to enable health care providers to discuss sexual counseling, illustrated by several case scenarios. Evidence shows that patients expect health care providers to initiate sexual activity discussions, although providers may be hesitant and often rely on patients to ask questions. Although some providers cite lack of knowledge or confidence in their ability to provide sexual counseling, others mention time pressures in the clinical setting. Although such barriers exist, sexual counseling can be individualized to the cardiac condition of a patient with a few select questions. The representative examples of patients with angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart failure, and implantable cardioverter defibrillator are used to illustrate key points and provide a model for sexual counseling in practice.en_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention;v.36:no.3
dc.subjectCardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subjectHeart failureen_US
dc.subjectSexual assessmenten_US
dc.subjectSexual counselingen_US
dc.titleWhen the topic turns to sex case scenarios in sexual counseling and cardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.en_US

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