Attitude change in baccalaureate student nurses toward sexuality in the aging
Kerwin, Shirley Good
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Negative attitudes toward the aging by society cause the increasing human life span to lack dignity and satisfaction. Nursing students, in their contact with aging people, may contribute to this problem by failing to perceive in these elderly one of man•s most basic components--sexuality, and the sexual needs and abilities of the aging. Recognition of and attention to this aspect of aging is beginning to appear in the nursing literature and in some nursing curricula. There is a vital need to evaluate and report the effectiveness of teaching methods aimed at enhancing the understanding of and respect for the sexuality of aging people.