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Sexuality and occupational therapy: exploring the link

Sakellariou, Dikaios and Algado, Salvador Simó 2006. Sexuality and occupational therapy: exploring the link. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 69 (8) , pp. 350-356.

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Abstract

Holism is perceived to be one of the major tenets of occupational therapy. This article discusses the relevance of sexuality to holistic health care and contributes to the continuing discussion regarding the legitimacy of sexuality as an area of concern for occupational therapists. Sexuality is an important part of the human experience and is linked closely with spirituality. However, it is often neglected by occupational therapists. The article explores the occupational nature of sexuality and demonstrates its connection with the core concept of occupation. Moreover, considering the importance of spirituality in holistic care, the article also presents an overview of the relationship between sexuality and spirituality and illustrates sexuality as a dynamic identity component. It is proposed that occupational therapists should recognise sexuality and its importance in the individual's life and incorporate it into therapy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 0308-0226
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:53
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/13222

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