ERIC Number: ED185435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Sexuality and Aging: Implications for Long Term Care.
Hinkley, Nancy E.
With increasing emphasis on treating the whole person, on the maintenance of an individual's former life style, and on patients' rights, long-term care personnel need to become aware that many nursing home residents experience needs related to their sexuality. A model two-day workshop is presented wlth a focus on the following topics: (1) a broad understanding of sexuality; (2) the need for interpersonal relationships among the aging; (3) common myths regarding sexuality and aging; (4) physical changes related to sexuality; and (5) the development of programs within the long term care facility that will help residents to meet needs related to their sexuality. A complete model of the workshop, outline of content, resources utilized, a listing of questions and issues raised and discussed, and a summary of participant evaluations are also included. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979).