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Les théories de la sexualité dans le champ du cancer : les savoirs infirmiers

Abstract : This article aims to present the various research axes of a work in progress about the representations of sexuality among oncology nurses. In order to elaborate our hypothesis we carried the observation of a scientific meeting which took place in July 2006 in Rotterdam and the analysis of the specialized international literature (Medline). During this scientific meeting of the International Society for Sexuality and Cancer (ISSC), we confronted some of our theoretical intuitions but also observed the theories of sexuality that are currently used in the field of cancer. As the literature analysis let us think, it actually seems that the different words used to speak about sexuality matched to the hospital's work division concerned with patients victims of cancerous pathologies care. On one hand, when it's about taking care of sexual dysfunctions related to cancer or its treatment, it's the specialized physicians such as oncologists, gynecologists or urologists who are in charge. On the other hand, when it's about sexuality, which actually includes self-esteem, self-knowledge or others, nurses will take care of that side of cancer treatment. This work division is so strong that relying to a question a panel, one of the physicians considered it was absolutely possible to heal sexual dysfunctions without taking care of "sexuality".
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Alain Giami, Emilie Moreau, Pierre Moulin. Les théories de la sexualité dans le champ du cancer : les savoirs infirmiers. Revue Francophone de Psycho-Oncologie, Springer Verlag, 2007, pp.226-230. ⟨10.1007/s11839-007-0053-x⟩. ⟨inserm-00183383v2⟩



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