Co-constructing sexual recovery after prostate cancer : a qualitative study with couples

Kelly, Daniel, Forbat, Liz, Marshall-Lucette, Sylvie and White, Isabel (2015) Co-constructing sexual recovery after prostate cancer : a qualitative study with couples. Translational Andrology and Urology, 4(2), pp. 131-138. ISSN (print) 2223-4683

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Abstract

Though only one person in a partnership experiences cancer, these data indicated the extent to which prostate cancer treatment also impacts on partners. The study indicates that adjustment to erectile dysfunction (ED) takes time, but is a highly significant event in couples' lives and its importance should not be under-estimated. Consequently, we suggest that relational models of care should be considered, whereby side-effects are recognised as impacting on both members of the partnership (for example ED, or lack or ejaculate). Supportive care in this context, therefore, may best be based on a relational approach using language and interventions that are appropriate to the patient and their situation.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Cancer studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 08:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34144

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