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UKONS 2015 | Optimising the assessment of sexuality in oncology

At the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Annual Conference 2015, Michael Mawhinney, doctoral research student, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, discusses the role of healthcare professionals in addressing cancer patients’ sexuality needs and the role of assessment models, such as BETTER (Bring up sexuality; Explain role of sexuality in quality of life; Tell about and facilitate resources; Timing critical; Educate patient and partner; Record in health record), for raising sexual issues.