Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality / Edition 1

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This text features a combination of research findings, clinical case s tudies and specific guidelines for assessment and intervention. A vari ety of topics typically neglected in this population, such as body ima ge and eating disorders, HIV, the long-term impact of sexual trauma in late life, sexuality in institutional settings, sexuality for partner s of older adults with dementia and other chronic illnesses, tradition al and non-traditional relationships, and information about medication s that can cause sexual dysfunction are reviewed in detail. In additi on, practitioners are given practical suggestions for interviewing old er adults about sexual issues, working with character-disordered older adults, managing sexualized transference in the therapeutic relations hip, mediating conflict between professionals on interdisciplinary tea ms, and assessing HIV and HIV-induced dementia

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Hillman (Pennsylvania State U.) brings together research findings, clinical case studies, and specific guidelines for assessment and intervention in the field of elderly sexuality. She discusses body image and eating disorders, HIV, the long term impact of sexual trauma in later life, sexuality in institutional settings, sexuality for partners of older adults with dementia and other chronic illnesses, traditional and nontraditional relationships, and information about medications that can cause sexual dysfunction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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'This text is well suited for professionals working with the elderly and will enhance the understanding of all who read it, including the elderly themselves and their caretakers and families.'
A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306463358
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/31/2000
  • Series: Issues in the Practice of Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. An Introduction to Elderly Sexuality. 2. Knowledge of Elderly Sexuality. 3. Attitudes toward Elderly Sexuality. 4. Elderly Sexuality within an Institutional Context. 5. Elderly Sexuality and Disability. 6. HIV/AIDS among Older Adults. 7. Women's issues in elderly sexuality. 8. Men's Issues in Elderly Sexuality. 9. Elderly Sexuality in Traditional and Non-Traditional Relationships. 10. Looking to the Future of Elderly Sexuality.

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