Sexual Expression in a Very Old Man: A Nursing Approach to Care: Nurses need to understand a client's rights to autonomy, the effects of ageism on expression of sexuality, and the effect of their own values on the nurse-client interaction.


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Abstract

The needs of an elderly client at a college-managed nursing center were not entirely understood by those caring for him. Once his sexual needs were identified by his caregivers, the resources of the center were mobilized to help this 95-year-old man meet all of his needs in ways that provided support while helping him to maintain control over his lifestyle.

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