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Investigating mental health service user views regarding sexual and relationship issues

McCann, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3548-4204 (2010). Investigating mental health service user views regarding sexual and relationship issues. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17(3), pp. 251-259. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01509.x

Abstract

To date, very few empirical studies exist that investigate sexual and relationship issues and people who experience enduring mental health problems and less attention has been paid to the personal accounts of clients in this respect. The present study, carried out in the UK, involved 30 people who were asked about past and present relationship experiences and elicited hopes and aspirations for future sexual and relationship needs. A semi-structured interview schedule was constructed that specifically addressed potential sexual and relationship concerns and was conducted face-to-face. The aim was to capture in-depth perspectives of people with a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia regarding intimate relationships. The results of the study showed that people are willing and able to articulate thoughts, feeling and beliefs in the area. The findings are presented, and the implications in terms of mental health practice, education and research are discussed.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McCann, E. (2010). Investigating mental health service user views regarding sexual and relationship issues. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17(3), pp. 251-259, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01509.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing.
Publisher Keywords: psychosis, schizophrenia, service user views, sexuality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
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