Discussing sexuality with patients
This article is based on a presentation by Birgitte Schantz Laursen (RN, PhD), given at the Coloplast Ostomy Days 2018.
Birgitte is a Senior Researcher at Aalborg University Hos-pital, Denmark. A specialist in sexology, Birgitte’s re-search focuses on the impact of cancer and chronic dis-eases on the patient’s sexuality.
During the past 10 years, she has worked closely with nurses and other healthcare professionals to help them become more confident in addressing sexuality and inti-macy issues with their patients.