Sexual assessment and counseling in primary care

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This article describes the role of the nurse practitioner in sexual health assessment and sexual counseling. Topics of potential sexual health concerns of primary care clients are identified. The essential components of sexual counseling consist of establishing a trusting relationship with the client, developing a systematic repertoire of questions to screen for sexual health concerns, and one-on-one counseling with the permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy (PLISSIT) model. References for further information on sexual education and sexual health are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Practitioner Forum: Current Topics and Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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