Sexual Intimacy in Residential Care

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Dawne Garrett
Date Published:
01 October 2012
Last updated: 
01 October 2012

This is a Practice Question published with the kind permission of the Royal College of Nursing.

In 2008 a letter was sent to 826 residential homes in one state in Australia asking them what information was available that addressed issues of intimacy and sexuality. Less that 20 per cent responded and of those 64 per cent said they had no information available on the topic (Bauer et al 2008).