Sexual health and sexuality related issues is always challenging task for many

Sexual health and sexuality related issues is always

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Sexual health and sexuality related issues is always challenging task for many adolescent and young adults to discuss with their healthcare provider. For healthcare team, this issue is mostly because of lack of education about the sexuality and reproductive health that the teenager and young adults. The healthcare teams need to make strategies to manage these issues (Frederick, Revette, Michaud, & Bober, 2019) . To improve their patient quality of life and outcomes is always the basic goal for the healthcare team of oncology, so that their patients are able to discuss issue related to their sexual health (Leonardi-Warren et al., 2016) Everyone is responsible to fulfill patients need in healthcare setting but nurses are more responsible to respond to the need which patient is complaining and do their best to fulfill that needs. Sometimes the patients are silent to discuss their concerns related to sexual health and they do not ask for any kind of help. These needs are real in nature and supported through various evidence, nurses are consider breaking their silence by discussing sexual health issue with patients directly. Patients reserve the rights to expect more from the nurses(McLeod & Hamilton, 2013). One of the study finding indicates that the most common and acceptable barrier for sexuality teaching is the nurse’s knowledge level. They have queries that patient will not respond to nurses when they teach sexuality(M. A. Magnan & Reynolds, 2006). Greek nurses identified the essence of sexual assessment, but they consider it out of their range and practice. As the sexual assessment is the most integral part of oncology patient, it should have to added in the courses in nursing curriculum to aware the novice about the importance(Nakopoulou, Papaharitou, & Hatzichristou, 2009). Facilitator for the patients are the oncology team who are the directly in touch with the clients. This is the responsibility of the team to facilitate their patients who are young adults to overcome the problem. The patient who have less knowledge of the treatment and its impact on
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NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS AND BARRIERS IN ADDRESSING THE SEXUAL HEALTH NEEDS OF ONCOLOGY PATIENTS 5 his/her sexual health should be educated about the treatment and the respond of treatment to their sexual health(Evan, Kaufman, Cook, & Zeltzer, 2006). Barriers that incorporate the sexuality assessment of the patients include sociocultural norms of individuals and time availability with nurses, therefore more emphasis on sexual pattern on the nursing curriculum (Magnan, Reynolds & Galvin, 2005) and (Oskey, Can, & Basgol, 2014) . While in China the major barriers face by the nurses to address the sexuality issues are the preoccupied mind and myths of the individuals regarding the sexuality pattern, furthermore the nurses believe that discussing this sensitive with the patient (Zeng, Liu & Loke, 2012).
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