Assessing a patient holistically means assessing him or her with regard to all aspects of his or her personality. As sexuality is an intricate part of everyone's personality, it should be taken into account in comprehensive nursing care. If nurses are to approach the issue of patients' sexuality and how their illness may affect it, they must first be sure they feel confident and knowledgeable to do so. This paper looks at how carers can explore their own beliefs and inhibitions regarding sexuality.
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