Discussion: If you were counseling individuals with chronic illnesses, such as d


Discussion: If you were counseling individuals with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis, cancer, what would you tell them about sexuality? What would you tell their partners? Use the PLISSIT model and provide specific information regarding how chronic diseases and aging impact sexual health.
Rubric:
Include the name of a credible organization that addresses sexuality and diseases
Define which chronic illness you will be discussing
Discusses specific information you would share with a female and a male client regarding how chronic illness may impact sexual health
Includes at least one reference that is cited in APA format
Living in Our Bodies: The Quest for Physical Perfection
Health is more than the absence of disease, and sexual health is more than the presence of healthy sexual parts. According to the World Health Organization, “Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.”
Sexuality and Disability
A wide range of disabilities and physically limiting conditions affect human sexuality, yet the sexual needs and desires of those with disabilities have generally been overlooked and ignored. Researchers found that people with more severe physical impairments experienced less sexual esteem and sexual satisfaction and more depression than those having a mild impairment or no impairment.
Chronic Illness
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis are three of the most prevalent diseases in America. Although these conditions are not always described as disabilities, they may require considerable adjustments in a person’s sexuality because they or the medications or treatments given to control them.


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