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Ethics and Intimate Sexual Activity in Long-Term Care

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2017
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Title
Ethics and Intimate Sexual Activity in Long-Term Care
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.7.ecas1-1707
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Abstract

A case is presented in which the staff of a long-term care facility discovers that the husband of a resident with dementia is engaged in sexual activity with her. The case illustrates a dilemma for long-term care facilities that create a home-like environment with a goal of maximizing residents' autonomy while ensuring their safety. An approach to assessing capacity to consent to intimate sexual activity is described, followed by guidelines that nursing homes can implement to support residents who wish to engage in sexual activity. Recommendations are also offered for supporting long-term care staff and family members of residents who are interested in intimate sexual activity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 18%
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Lecturer 3 9%
Librarian 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 11 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 8 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Psychology 3 9%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 11 32%