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Äldre och sexualitet
Kristianstad University College, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University College, School of Health and Society.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva äldre patienters upplevelse av sin sexualitet samt att beskriva utmaningar i kommunikationen mellan omvårdnadspersonal och äldre patienter kring sexuella problem. Metod: Det var en systematisk litteraturstudie. Resultat: Resultatet visade att sexualiteten enligt den äldre var mer än samlag, bland annat närhet och beröring var också en del av sexualiteten. Sexualiteten gav den äldre välbefinnande och den finns alltid kvar. Samtidigt kunde den sexuella lusten minska eller försvinna och det var mer hälsoproblem än åldern som gjorde att sexualitetens betydelse minskade. Ålderdomen blev av båda patient och omvårdnadspersonal upplevd som en barriär mot kommunikation om sexualitet. Äldre tyckte att sexualiteten var privat och inte skulle diskuteras samtidigt som sexuella problem gav upphov till en känsla av skam. Någon omvårdnadspersonal tyckte att det var normalt för äldre att inte ha ett sexualliv, andra tyckte att det var svårare att ta upp sexualitet med äldre än med yngre. I resultatdiskussionen kopplades Jean Watsons omvårdnadsmodell in. Hon beskrev att sexualiteten är ett grundbehov hos människan samt att omvårdnad bör utövas ur ett holistiskt synsätt.

Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe elderly patient’s experience of their sexuality and to describe challenges in the communication between nursing staff and older patients about sexual issues. Method: It was a systematic literature review. Result:The result showed that sexuality according to the elderly was more than intercourse, amongst others nearness and touching was also included. Sexuality gave a sense of wellness and it was always remaining. At the same time there was an experience that the sexual urge was diminishing or disappearing and it was more health issues than age per se that lead the importance of sexuality to diminish. Old age was experienced by both patient and nursing staff as a barrier to communicating about sexuality. The elderly felt that sexuality was private and was not to be discussed, and sexual problems caused the elderly to feel shame. Some nursing staff felt that it was normal when elderly did not have a sexual life, others felt that it was harder to raise the issue of sexuality with elderly than with younger people. Jean Watson nursing model was in the result discussion linked to the result. She says that sexuality is a basic need for humans and that nursing should be practiced from a holistic point of view.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, sexuality, experience, nursing staff, communication
Keyword [sv]
äldre, sexualitet, upplevelse, omvårdnadspersonal, kommunikation
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-6353DiVA: diva2:302275
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Available from: 2010-03-08 Created: 2010-03-05 Last updated: 2010-03-08Bibliographically approved

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