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ERIC Number: ED156270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 83
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Designing a Curriculum Model to Include Sexuality and a Procedure for its Administration. Human Sexuality-Nursing 50383.
Hoffman, Elise; And Others
In order to design and implement a plan to integrate human sexuality into the curriculum for associate degree nursing students at Alvin Community College (Texas), levels of knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary in promoting sexual health were defined. Of the four levels in the Mims and Swenson Sexual Health Model (life experiences, basic, intermediate and advanced), it was determined that associate degree nursing students needed to attain at least the basic level when functioning with patients. This involves knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the sexual organs, of sexual variations among people, and seeing, hearing, listening and touching skills. Data collected from surveys and questionnaires of nursing students and instructors indicated that there was much misinformation or lack of information among undergraduate and graduate nursing students which could result in behavior detrimental to the patient. The curriculum was reorganized to reflect the desired level of competency through the use of an instructional change model and the development of a series of case studies, which analyze nursing diagnosis, clinical referents and nursing intervention, for six sexual problems. The instructional objectives for the sexuality curriculum and the sexual attitudes questionnaire are included in the document. (TR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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