Staff perceptions of sexuality-related problems and behaviors of psychiatrically hospitalized children and adolescents.
Clinical staff at two hospitals serving children and adolescents were surveyed regarding their observations and experiences regarding the sexuality-related behaviors and issues of patients.
Results of this descriptive study indicate that staff frequently encounter a wide range of such problems, including the effects sexual abuse, sexually aggressive or inappropriate behavior, lack of knowledge about basic hygiene and sexual development, pregnancy and contraception, high-risk behaviors, and sexually-transmitted diseases, including AIDS.
Similarities and differences of the perceptions by staff of these problems are compared across unit types (children's, adolescents, dually-diagnosed, developmentally-disabled).
Implications for staff training, clinical policies, and further research are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital psychiatrique, Comportement sexuel, Sexualité, Trouble psychiatrique, Attitude, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric hospital, Sexual behavior, Sexuality, Mental disorder, Attitude, Health staff, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Child, Human, Adolescent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0043625
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 31/05/1999.