Sexuality and cancer Book Section


Authors: Bolte, S.; Anrig, C.
Editors: Christ, G.; Messner, C.; Behar, L.
Article/Chapter Title: Sexuality and cancer
Abstract: (from the chapter) Growth in cancer survivorship has shifted the focus of patient care to include a wide range of quality-of-life concerns, among which sexual health is an issue across the disease trajectory and throughout the life span. This chapter examines complex issues related to how cancer and its treatment may affect sexual health. A framework is given for assessing sexual health concerns, and brief interventions and psychoeducation for enhanced sexual health and intimacy are provided. With over 11 million people now identified as cancer survivors, estimates indicate that anywhere from 10% to 100% of these individuals will experience some form of sexual dysfunction. Oncology social workers are challenged to develop their own expertise on sexual issues and to address these concerns for patients throughout the disease continuum, regardless of cancer site, age, sexual orientation, or relationship status. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: psychoeducation; sexuality; interventions; sexual health; cancer; oncology social workers
Book Title: Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer
ISBN: 978-0-19-994192-6
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 247
End Page: 254
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2015-09212-034
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: Book Chapter: 34 -- Christ, Grace [Ed ; Messner, Carolyn [Ed ; Behar, Lynn [Ed -- xxxi, 837 -- Source: PsycINFO
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