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dc.contributor.advisorWatt, Toni
dc.contributor.authorTraugott, Alice Elizabeth ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-02T13:49:43Z
dc.date.available2020-10-02T13:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.citationTraugott, A. E. (2004). Nursing home sexuality: Nursing assistants' training, attitudes and responses to resident sexuality (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12681
dc.description.abstractThirteen nursing assistants were interviewed to examine the training they receive to address and understand sexuality and the elderly in nursing homes. In-depth, face-to-face interviews were conducted to investigate training on resident sexuality, attitudes toward resident sexuality and responses to sexuality by nursing assistants in nursing homes. The five men and eight women in this study revealed a lack of training specific to elderly sexuality and a variety of responses in dealing with instances of sexuality in the nursing home setting. All of the nursing assistants revealed problems with adhering to nursing home regulations on resident privacy. Several male respondents reported organizing their work around issues of gender and sexuality. Results were mixed as to whether nursing assistants believe that residents should have more opportunities for sexual freedom in nursing homes. The findings expose a lack of research, training and understanding in issues of sexuality and the elderly living in nursing homes. Overall, nursing assistants enjoy their work and believe that they make a positive contribution to the welfare of the residents with whom they work.
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dc.format.extent75 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNurses' aides
dc.subjectInstitutional care
dc.subjectNursing home patients
dc.subjectOlder people
dc.subjectSexual behavior
dc.titleNursing home sexuality: Nursing assistants' training, attitudes and responses to resident sexuality
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University--San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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dc.description.departmentSociology


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