#WeMDT - Thursday 6th April 2017 8pm (GMT Standard Time) The problem with sex...

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This chat is guest hosted by @CochraneUK @SarahChapman30

A multidisciplinary team discussion around sex and sexuality - all welcome. 


Sex and sexuality are a huge part of who we are and what makes us …. us! But when it comes to talking about sex and sexuality as art of our day to day work we can often be stumped. I recently had a conversation with someone who questioned why “expressing sexuality” was part of a nursing assessment … she stated that as the people she cared for were elderly this didn’t really apply!! I have to say that this was a real head in the hands moment for me and I came away thinking that when I am elderly I hope that no one thinks similar of me. But it raises some interesting issues – as nurses we are taught to care for the whole person, not just the parts we are most comfortable with or the parts that are easy to discuss … the whole person! And sex and sexuality are most definitely part of that. 

There are many chronic condition that can affect sex and sexuality – from depression, to cancer and from COPD to menopause – the list is long and the effect on the person is huge, yet the subject remains taboo.

Recent Cochrane reviews revealed the lack of relevant and reliable evidence for those experiencing sexual difficulties associated with chronic health conditions and treatments, why is this? Could it be down to our reluctance to talk about it? What helps and hinders communication between people experiencing sexual difficulties and us as healthcare professionals? How can we focus on what matters to the people we care for when we have a problem with discussing such a huge part of who they are?

This #WeMDT discussion is being held in collaboration with @CochraneUK who are running a series of blogs on Evidently Cochrane around “The problem with sex”

Some of the questions we aim to explore are:

  • What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality?
  • What stops us from talking about sex with the people we care for? Have you come across any barriers/difficulties when talking about sex?
  • What might help us better approach conversations around sex and sexuality with the people we care for?

  • Is our reluctance to talk about sex having a negative impact on the people we care for?

  • What research are you aware of in your clinical area about sex and sexuality?

  • What’s holding back research in this area, & how can HCPs help?


Further reading

The problem with sex - Evidently Cochrane 





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This Tweetchat was held alongside a series of blogs by the UK Cochrane Centre - The problem with sex:

Cancer and sex: it’s not just survival that matters



Asking about your sex life isn’t vulgar, it’s vital



Talking with patients about sex. Asking, Listening, Learning.




Let’s talk about sex and chronic pelvic pain: it matters!




Vaginal dilator therapy: vibrate, dilate, or wait?




Sex and asthma: could patients’ love lives hold the key to better asthma outcomes?




The problem with sex: is our reluctance to talk about it harming patients?




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 #WeMDT transcript

 
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:00
>>>1 HOUR TO GO KLAXON <<< The problem with sex A #WeMDT discussion with @CochraneUK > https://t.co/4CMBhTxQhT https://t.co/xVhlaUoAIg
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 20:07
RT @SarahChapman30: Be there! We're talking about sex. #WeMDT Me, @CochraneUK, @WeNurses - and you? #theproblemwithsex https://t.co/58Y2Yh…
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 20:07
In less than an hour See you at 8pm #WeMDT https://t.co/HAQorRTgoo
@WeMidwives
06 April 2017 20:07
Discussion starts at 8pm using #WeMDT > https://t.co/579S8Pre6y
@puncfloe
06 April 2017 20:07
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@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 20:08
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@WeCommNurses
06 April 2017 20:08
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@WeGPNs
06 April 2017 20:08
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@WeHealthVisitor
06 April 2017 20:08
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@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 20:08
RT @WeNurses: >>>1 HOUR TO GO KLAXON <<< The problem with sex A #WeMDT discussion with @CochraneUK > https://t.co/4CMBhTxQhT https://t.c…
@WeLDnurses
06 April 2017 20:08
RT @WeNurses: >>>1 HOUR TO GO KLAXON <<< The problem with sex A #WeMDT discussion with @CochraneUK > https://t.co/4CMBhTxQhT https://t.c…
@CochranePaPaS
06 April 2017 20:10
Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #theproblemwithsex
@LearnPEOLC
06 April 2017 20:10
RT @WeDocs: In less than an hour See you at 8pm #WeMDT https://t.co/HAQorRTgoo
@drol007
06 April 2017 20:11
RT @WeDocs: In less than an hour See you at 8pm #WeMDT https://t.co/HAQorRTgoo
@Students4BE
06 April 2017 20:12
RT @WeNurses: Join us and @CochraneUK TONIGHT 8pm The problem with sex... A #WeMDT discussion > https://t.co/1A4sX0hEAV https://t.co/Bgi…
@EustacedeSousa
06 April 2017 20:15
RT @WeNurses: 8pm tonight via #WeMDT > https://t.co/nGxvJWEGMR
@LesleyLesleys
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @WeDocs: In less than an hour See you at 8pm #WeMDT https://t.co/HAQorRTgoo
@WeCYPnurses
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeAHPs
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeGPNs
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeHealthVisitor
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeMedSts
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeEOLC
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeLDnurses
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeCommNurses
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WePharmacists
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 20:18
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:23
Well said ...... well worth a read before tonights #WeMDT https://t.co/kkQF8Bg81Y
@HPILLminster
06 April 2017 20:23
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:30
Join us & @SarahChapman30 @CochraneUK in 1/2 an hour > "The problem with sex... " Via #WeMDT Details >… https://t.co/NS90qNsarC
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 20:30
#theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research & healthcare!
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 20:30
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research…
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 20:30
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research…
@WeCommNurses
06 April 2017 20:30
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research…
@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 20:30
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research…
@WePharmacists
06 April 2017 20:30
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting in 30mins! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research…
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 20:36
RT @WeNurses: Join us & @SarahChapman30 @CochraneUK in 1/2 an hour > "The problem with sex... " Via #WeMDT Details > https://t.co/cZQN…
@VinIsVain
06 April 2017 20:39
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 20:45
#WeMDT ...... interesting point Chat starts in 15 mins :D https://t.co/gQJi3zhlwM
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:46
RT @WeSchoolNurses: #WeMDT ...... interesting point Chat starts in 15 mins :D https://t.co/gQJi3zhlwM
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 20:46
RT @WeSchoolNurses: #WeMDT ...... interesting point Chat starts in 15 mins :D https://t.co/gQJi3zhlwM
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 20:48
Get that kettle on & see you at 8! #WeMDT https://t.co/kMByCapTW9
@Jenni_Bay
06 April 2017 20:49
RT @CochranePaPaS: Tweetchat, 8 April, 8pm BST: The problem with sex, with @CochraneUK via #WeMDT https://t.co/U7ZDuJ4PDG via @WeNurses #t…
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 20:50
#theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting at 8pm! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research & healthcare!
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 20:50
What are the difficulties with talking about sex? A #WeMDT discussion > https://t.co/7ELauPdSuw IN 10 MINUTES!! https://t.co/0C7OakYHz9
@WeAHPs
06 April 2017 20:54
RT @WeNurses: What are the difficulties with talking about sex? A #WeMDT discussion > http://buff.ly/2p5TyIQ IN 10 MINUTES!! https://t.…
@GP_SexualHealth
06 April 2017 20:55
RT @CochraneUK: #theproblemwithsex tweetchat w/ @wenurses is starting at 8pm! Join in with #WeMDT to discuss sex & sexuality in research &…
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 20:56
RT @mattosborne1980: Great interview with my first participant looking at sexual health needs of people with SMI #weMDT #theproblemwithsex
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 20:59
Jack, communications officer, here! I'm ready! #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:01
RT @SarahChapman30: So pleased people want to talk about this topic. We weren't sure if we'd get any blogs! #wemdt
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:01
Hello Teresa here #WeMDT
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:02
@WeDocs Evening #weMDT Ollie here no wisdom but keen to see how it unfolds
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:03
Good to see @WeDocs & @WeNurses - and hi @drl007 I was hoping you'd be able to join us #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:03
QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:03
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:04
Question 1 #WeMDT https://t.co/hPbA0OGNJ7
@WeMidwives
06 April 2017 21:04
First question #WeMDT https://t.co/s1vExYWFE1
@eileenshepherd
06 April 2017 21:04
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:04
Hi #wemdt Sharron here :)
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:04
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:04
@drol007 @WeDocs welcome Ollie #WeMDT
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:04
@WeNurses Such a big subject - it goes to the core of who we are as humans. It can involve physical & psychological care being needed #WeMDT
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:05
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@eileenshepherd
06 April 2017 21:05
RT @SarahChapman30: So pleased people want to talk about this topic. We weren't sure if we'd get any blogs! #wemdt
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:05
Sex / sexuality is part of who we are ... therefore it is a big part of what matters to people when they are unwell #WeMDT
@SadieBlueOT
06 April 2017 21:06
@WeNurses Hello! Student Occupational Therapist here, looking forward to the tweeting #WeMDT
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:06
@SadieBlueOT hello and welcome #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:06
@Daniel_TSA @WeNurses that's absolutely right, isn't it? But often ignored, despite signing up to caring for the whole person #wemdt
@Bartontd
06 April 2017 21:06
Evening All #davewave - Old Retired Nurse - Child of the Swinging 60s & 70s when we all did lotsa sex!!! Ageing Hippie #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:06
@SadieBlueOT @WeNurses *waves* - great to have an AHP - hopefully others here too #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:07
@Bartontd HI David! #wemdt
@DrJude_G
06 April 2017 21:07
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What do we actually mean by sex and sexuality in healthcare ? What does it cover? #WeMDT https://t.co/Kh57tUHCfR
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:07
@WeNurses Sex & sexuality is not just about the physical act of sex, but is also about identity & who we are - our inner being #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:07
It seems the uncomfortable questions can get overlooked or glossed over #WeMDT https://t.co/hj8yfdKt68
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:07
@WeNurses The WHO defintions of sex and sexuality are useful but the one for sexuality is very broad! #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:07
I totally agree here #WeMDT https://t.co/zMtPyAJMdP
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:08
@proftomquinn @WeNurses Absolutely keeping it to the broadest terms and terminology - whoever wherever however #wemdt
@Bartontd
06 April 2017 21:08
I have always as a nurse embraced Sex as that being something that defines us - not as something to be embarressed by..... #wemdt
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:08
Definitions are funny things. Different definitions in research and practice could cause difficulties. #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:08
@Daniel_TSA @WeNurses Yes, narrow definitions not helpful #wemdt
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:08
RT @DrSharronH: @WeNurses The WHO defintions of sex and sexuality are useful but the one for sexuality is very broad! #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:08
RT @CochraneUK: Definitions are funny things. Different definitions in research and practice could cause difficulties. #wemdt
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:08
RT @CochraneUK: Definitions are funny things. Different definitions in research and practice could cause difficulties. #wemdt
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:08
RT @AgencyNurse: It seems the uncomfortable questions can get overlooked or glossed over #WeMDT https://t.co/hj8yfdKt68
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:09
Good evening #WeMDT
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:09
QUESTION 2 What stops us from talking about sex with the people we care for? #WeMDT https://t.co/xUhxikISky
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:09
@CochraneUK who's doing the defining can make a difference too. Researchers defining things about/for patients? Problematic! #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:09
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What stops us from talking about sex with the people we care for? #WeMDT https://t.co/xUhxikISky
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:09
A really good point #WeMDT https://t.co/XcACFNqhBg
@LesleyLesleys
06 April 2017 21:10
Hi, just lurking for the tweetchat #WeMDT #theproblemwithsex to learn about what might help profsnls address sex difficulties for cancer pts
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:10
@SarahChapman30 @CochraneUK This is why patient involvement is essential! #theproblemwithsex blog: https://t.co/f1kelYqfTb #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:10
Quite so. Do include #WeMDT folks so we can see your tweets https://t.co/rUUvgdNvqR
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:10
@CochraneUK And that's before you even get to outcome measures #weMDT sounds like @LindAlliance priority too
@jomwlever
06 April 2017 21:10
#WeMDT Hi all, Jo from Manchester here, sorry I'm a bit of a late lurker for this chat ??
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:10
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What stops us from talking about sex with the people we care for? #WeMDT https://t.co/xUhxikISky
@Bartontd
06 April 2017 21:10
RT @WeNurses: A really good point #WeMDT https://t.co/XcACFNqhBg
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:10
Lurking tonight - just arrived home from working in #SexualHealth #WeMDT
@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 21:10
Do young people feel more comfortable discussing sex - when does this change ? #WeMDT https://t.co/S73aXpvYhu
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:11
thanks for joining tonights: "The problem with sex..." tweetchat via #WeMDT Simply click on & add #WeMDT to see & j… https://t.co/lU16RCOpJj
@WePharmacists
06 April 2017 21:11
thanks for joining tonights: "The problem with sex..." tweetchat via #WeMDT Simply click on & add #WeMDT to see & j… https://t.co/MJMiRdKdeX
@WeGPNs
06 April 2017 21:11
thanks for joining tonights: "The problem with sex..." tweetchat via #WeMDT Simply click on & add #WeMDT to see & j… https://t.co/2Fx6AV2nGm
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:11
thanks for joining tonights: "The problem with sex..." tweetchat via #WeMDT Simply click on & add #WeMDT to see & j… https://t.co/IdmBQnwGAC
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:11
@OlwenOlwen lurkers most welcome :D #WeMDT
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:11
@WeSchoolNurses It would be interesting to see when that change takes place #WeMDT
@Students4BE
06 April 2017 21:11
RT @WeSchoolNurses: Do young people feel more comfortable discussing sex - when does this change ? #WeMDT https://t.co/S73aXpvYhu
@JennieW14
06 April 2017 21:11
@WeNurses #WeMDT a holistic approach to sexual identity, function and sexual adversity
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:12
RT @WeSchoolNurses: Do young people feel more comfortable discussing sex - when does this change ? #WeMDT https://t.co/S73aXpvYhu
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:12
Fear of causing embarrassment to patients has been shown to be a barrier #WeMDT
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:12
RT @WeNurses: thanks for joining tonights: "The problem with sex..." tweetchat via #WeMDT Simply click on & add #WeMDT to see & join the ch…
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:12
I teach &research sex, sexuality & sexual communication b/w HPs & patients #wemdt definition of sexuality always tricky
@Students4BE
06 April 2017 21:12
Students - get involved with this tweetchat, taking place now - all about sex & sexuality in the context of health issues #wemdt
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:13
Their embarrassment - our embarrassment ... also think lack a privacy contributes (behind curtains?) #WeMDT https://t.co/QYFk7vLw7s
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:13
@WeNurses Perhaps we also need to be careful that we don't treat sex as a 'medical issue' & rather see it as a natural act/response #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:13
@EjegiMemeh yes @GussieGrips mentions this is her fab blog on HCPs asking about sex https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:13
@WeNurses #CochraneTrainees discuss this issue in their blog. Time pressures and lack of privacy on ward: https://t.co/20uvWnkOOK #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:13
@SamTalksSex thanks for joining this eve :) If you add #WeMDT to your tweets those not following you yet will see your valuable tweets.
@WeSchoolNurses
06 April 2017 21:13
RT @SarahChapman30: @EjegiMemeh yes @GussieGrips mentions this is her fab blog on HCPs asking about sex https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:13
RT @SarahChapman30: @EjegiMemeh yes @GussieGrips mentions this is her fab blog on HCPs asking about sex https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:13
RT @SarahChapman30: @EjegiMemeh yes @GussieGrips mentions this is her fab blog on HCPs asking about sex https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:13
RT @AgencyNurse: Their embarrassment - our embarrassment ... also think lack a privacy contributes (behind curtains?) #WeMDT https://t.co/Q…
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:13
RT @EjegiMemeh: Fear of causing embarrassment to patients has been shown to be a barrier #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:13
A good link #WeMDT https://t.co/O6BiKJ0uOB
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:14
I work as a midwife and it's amazing how little we talk about sex and sexuality not just as an act but an expression of who you are #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:14
@AgencyNurse lack of privacy is a huge problem isn't it? The #CochraneTrainees talked about that as a barrier https://t.co/vB5Vg3LQmo #wemdt
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:14
RT @SarahChapman30: @EjegiMemeh yes @GussieGrips mentions this is her fab blog on HCPs asking about sex https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:14
sexuality as subjective, sensitive, and often taboo! #wemdt
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:14
RT @AgencyNurse: A good link #WeMDT https://t.co/O6BiKJ0uOB
@stephHolland5
06 April 2017 21:14
@WeNurses embarrassment and a need to consider professional boundaries #WeMDT
@SadieBlueOT
06 April 2017 21:14
@WeNurses As an OT it is often overlooked due to prioritising ADL's though I would argue that for many sex is an important ADL #WeMDT
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:15
Our own fears and prejudice - opening Pandora's box ? #WeMDT https://t.co/QCGwjHKcSa
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:15
@stephHolland5 @WeNurses True... perhaps there needs to be more training related to sex/sexuality & professional boundaries #WeMDT
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:15
@WeLDnurses @SimplyLoulou @WeMidwives Yes I agree that a good idea #WeMDT
@LizHughesDD
06 April 2017 21:15
RT @mattosborne1980: Great interview with my first participant looking at sexual health needs of people with SMI #weMDT #theproblemwithsex
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:15
RT @stephHolland5: @WeNurses embarrassment and a need to consider professional boundaries #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:15
RT @OlwenOlwen: Our own fears and prejudice - opening Pandora's box ? #WeMDT https://t.co/QCGwjHKcSa
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:16
@stephHolland5 @WeNurses where are the boundaries? Gynaecologists thought it overstepped the mark! See https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:16
RT @OlwenOlwen: Our own fears and prejudice - opening Pandora's box ? #WeMDT https://t.co/QCGwjHKcSa
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:17
I think you are right .. the same in nursing #WeMDT https://t.co/71ctlWCR3Z
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:17
@Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses training, yes. Med students get very little. Can't remember being taught as Student Nurse... #wemdt
@AchyutaNori
06 April 2017 21:17
RT @WeDocs: Question 1 #WeMDT https://t.co/hPbA0OGNJ7
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:18
Barriers: lack of privacy, embarrassed, deskilled, unsure of sexual behaviours people engage in, protecting patient-Dr relationships #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:18
@OlwenOlwen @WeNurses also out of hospital environment ... difficult to broach the sex subject if patient has someone with them #WeMDT
@LizHughesDD
06 April 2017 21:18
@WeNurses in our focus groups mental health worried about causing offence, distress and not knowing what to do with issues #wemdt
@Liz_ORiordan
06 April 2017 21:18
@Daniel_TSA @SarahChapman30 @WeNurses #WeMDT and body image after breast cancer surgery can really affect this
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:18
@jomwlever @WeNurses Is that because the hospitals were designed around conditions rather than people? #wemdt
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:19
@SarahChapman30 @stephHolland5 @WeNurses I have no recollection of any training around this as a student nurse #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:19
@AgencyNurse @OlwenOlwen @WeNurses I thought this when with daughter after surgery - not surprised not mentioned with 'mum' there! #wemdt
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:19
all good points #WeMDT https://t.co/E9dJowjQcT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:19
Me neither #WeMDT https://t.co/N7K1wetJFk
@DanJohnHolland
06 April 2017 21:19
@Liz_ORiordan @SarahChapman30 @WeNurses So true... many surgical procedures can affect this #WeMDT
@LeahEast1
06 April 2017 21:19
#WeMDT sexual wellbeing is what an individual defines it as
@SadieBlueOT
06 April 2017 21:19
@WeNurses Confidence to ask the question. Fear of offending. Lack of knowledge on sexual dysfunction/not mentioned on our course #WeMDT
@SamTalksSex
06 April 2017 21:20
@Daniel_TSA @EjegiMemeh @WeNurses I agree, the basis of my @HuffPoLifestyle blog https://t.co/LXlTtlYlUX #WeMDT
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:20
@drol007 yup ....it also might be traumatic for HCP who themselves have issues #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:20
@LizHughesDD @WeNurses GP colleague has mentioned that - fear of not having anything useful to offer if problems discussed #wemdt
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:20
@SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses It's part of the work we do @ShefSNM for our nursing students #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:20
@OlwenOlwen @drol007 that's a good point - I hadn't thought about that... #wemdt
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:20
@SarahChapman30 @LizHughesDD @WeNurses Is that a research gap I see before me? #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:20
A really good point #WeMDT https://t.co/HAcqcMyGKW
@JennieW14
06 April 2017 21:21
@SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses Students nurses get very little med students get less #WeMDT @LeahEast1
@HannahDavis__
06 April 2017 21:21
RT @WeDocs: all good points #WeMDT https://t.co/E9dJowjQcT
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:21
Interesting ... do we feel this is a problem ? #WeMDT https://t.co/QKBDQOm5E4
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:21
RT @WeDocs: Interesting ... do we feel this is a problem ? #WeMDT https://t.co/QKBDQOm5E4
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:21
@SarahChapman30 @LizHughesDD @WeNurses And lack of time during GP consultation is a barrier for both Drs & patients #WeMDT
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:21
Can't really have sexual and reproductive health without it #WeMDT https://t.co/StiHpSz5U0
@LizHughesDD
06 April 2017 21:21
@SarahChapman30 @WeNurses there's 2 barriers- ones we feel ourselves, and structural ones such as not having closer links + SH #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:22
But so often left blank !!! #WeMDT https://t.co/Fab3pCM7B2
@100J0
06 April 2017 21:22
RT @CochraneUK: Definitions are funny things. Different definitions in research and practice could cause difficulties. #wemdt
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:22
@AgencyNurse @SarahChapman30 @WeNurses So true - design of wards an issue #privacy #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:23
@maggi1964 @SadieBlueOT @WeNurses Oh goodness I DO remember that!!!! #WeMDT
@LizHughesDD
06 April 2017 21:23
@SarahChapman30 @WeNurses all fixable if we are brave enough! I'm having problems selling @RESPECTstudy to mental health staff. #weMDT
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:23
RT @DrSharronH: @SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses It's part of the work we do @ShefSNM for our nursing students #WeMDT
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:24
@SarahChapman30 @drol007 unearthing that traumatic childhood experience not good in a consultation #WeMDT
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:24
#wemdt Some GP barriers here: When it comes to older people +sex, doctors put their heads in the sand https://t.co/7xpNk6ogPa
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:24
@WeNurses I like this question! #WeMDT
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:24
Some really great points being raised > #WeMDT https://t.co/8vaoBI9Gcv
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:24
@DrSharronH @SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses @ShefSNM good to hear *invites self to Sheffield* #wemdt
@JoJenningsNHS
06 April 2017 21:25
#WeMDT ' bad' reactions from pts, carers, family, other staff can put staff of asking about sex
@JennieW14
06 April 2017 21:25
@SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses #WeMDT Lack of confidence, education and perceptions. As prese… https://t.co/lVAH9868AS
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:25
RT @DrSharronH: @SarahChapman30 @LizHughesDD @WeNurses And lack of time during GP consultation is a barrier for both Drs & patients #WeMDT
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:25
Apologies for the plug ?? #WeMDT
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:25
RT @DrSharronH: #wemdt Some GP barriers here: When it comes to older people +sex, doctors put their heads in the sand https://t.co/7xpNk6og…
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:25
@DrSharronH @LizHughesDD @WeNurses Yes how on earth would you start that conversation?! So rushed, possibly started late etc #WeMDT
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:25
@DrSharronH Have you got an answer? :) All ideas welcome #WeMDT
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:25
RT @OlwenOlwen: @SarahChapman30 @drol007 unearthing that traumatic childhood experience not good in a consultation #WeMDT
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:25
Interesting point - how do we all feel about this .. can it be an issue ? #WeMDT https://t.co/xVd2MzWYwH
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:25
RT @DrSharronH: #wemdt Some GP barriers here: When it comes to older people +sex, doctors put their heads in the sand https://t.co/7xpNk6og…
@OriginalCoolski
06 April 2017 21:26
RT @CochraneUK: Definitions are funny things. Different definitions in research and practice could cause difficulties. #wemdt
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:26
#WeMDT https://t.co/yrcz0vN1xj
@CochraneUK
06 April 2017 21:26
RT @OlwenOlwen: @SarahChapman30 @drol007 unearthing that traumatic childhood experience not good in a consultation #WeMDT
@HannahDavis__
06 April 2017 21:26
#WeMDT "Changes In Your Intimate Relationship?" -- This Appears Almost Last Our Chemo Symptom Charts =[
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:26
@SarahChapman30 @Daniel_TSA @stephHolland5 @WeNurses @ShefSNM You're very welcome! #WeMDT @EjegiMemeh is here too doing fantastic work
@SadieBlueOT
06 April 2017 21:26
@WeNurses Mandatory questions during our initial assessments/information gathering process #WeMDT
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:26
I think confidence has a huge role to play ... knowing what to ask, how to say it , how not to offend #WeMDT https://t.co/dwzPXMHsCJ
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:27
@SamTalksSex @SadieBlueOT @WeNurses Great idea #WeMDT
@JennieW14
06 April 2017 21:27
#theproblemwithsex and discussion is lack of education confidence and placing it on the agenda for discussion #WeMDT
@WeNurses
06 April 2017 21:27
RT @SadieBlueOT: @WeNurses Mandatory questions during our initial assessments/information gathering process #WeMDT
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:27
self awareness : training that allows us to feel supported & comfortable #WeMDT https://t.co/0JtAJhi0fa
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:27
@DrSharronH yes - hearing this topic aired more though. Good. Another thing @GussieGrips talks about here https://t.co/UrCINT9nlE #wemdt
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:27
@OlwenOlwen @SarahChapman30 @drol007 And knowing what to do with the answers #WeMDT
@Students4BE
06 April 2017 21:27
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What might help us better approach conversations around sex and sexuality with the people we care for? #WeMDT ht…
@AgencyNurse
06 April 2017 21:27
@SadieBlueOT @WeNurses so make it a standard thing and say "i have to ask - part of assessment" ?? #WeMDT
@SarahChapman30
06 April 2017 21:27
@OlwenOlwen Supported & comfortable - good things to aim for (for HCPs & patients!) #wemdt
@LesleyLesleys
06 April 2017 21:28
RT @HannahDavis__: #WeMDT "Changes In Your Intimate Relationship?" -- This Appears Almost Last Our Chemo Symptom Charts =[
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:28
@WeNurses Yes fear of causing offence is something we found in our research with GPs many years ago #WeMDT
@LizHughesDD
06 April 2017 21:28
@SamTalksSex @CochraneUK @SarahChapman30 @WeNurses we need research on how to increase conversation about sex in #WeMDT across all care
@WeDocs
06 April 2017 21:28
RT @OlwenOlwen: self awareness : training that allows us to feel supported & comfortable #WeMDT https://t.co/0JtAJhi0fa
@drol007
06 April 2017 21:28
RT @OlwenOlwen: self awareness : training that allows us to feel supported & comfortable #WeMDT https://t.co/0JtAJhi0fa
@JennieW14
06 April 2017 21:28
@WeNurses #weMDT need to discuss patient ideas concerns expectations and ask permission to discuss
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:28
RT @SarahChapman30: @OlwenOlwen Supported & comfortable - good things to aim for (for HCPs & patients!) #wemdt
@JakiLambert
06 April 2017 21:28
@WeNurses Not just paying lip service to holistic care and definitions of health ? Mental physical and social wellbeing? #WeMDT
@LesleyLesleys
06 April 2017 21:28
RT @LizHughesDD: @SamTalksSex @CochraneUK @SarahChapman30 @WeNurses we need research on how to increase conversation about sex in #WeMDT ac…
@DrSharronH
06 April 2017 21:29
I like this idea #WeMDT https://t.co/4ipJwoOGlr
@OlwenOlwen
06 April 2017 21:29
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses Once saw written in nurses notes under 'Sex ' - sleeps well #WeMDT????????
@exerciseCOPD
06 April 2017 21:29
#WeMDT " tea or coffee"" we ask Milk ? Sugar ? Ask the patients don't assume
@EjegiMemeh
06 April 2017 21:29
@Daniel_TSA @WeNurses Couldn't agree more. Good rapport b/w pts and HCPs is crucial to initiating SH conversations #WeMDT




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