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NURSES’ PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS CARING FOR JORDANIAN MEN WITH SEXUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

  • Suhair Hussni Al-Ghabeesh1
  • Muwafaq Al-Momani2
  • Ibraheem Bashayreh3
  • Ali Alshraifeen4
  • Ahmad Saifan3

1Faculty of Nursing, Head of the Clinical Nursing Department, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Airport Street, Amman, Jordan

2Princess Aisha Bint Al-Hussein College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan

3Fatima College, Madinnat Zayed/Abu Dhabi, UAE

4Faculty of Nursing, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Abdallah Ghosheh, Az-Zarqa, Jordan

DOI: 10.22374/jomh.v15i2.146 Vol.15,Issue 2,April 2019 pp.66-76

Published: 01 April 2019

*Corresponding Author(s): Suhair Hussni Al-Ghabeesh E-mail: Suhair_alghabeesh@yahoo.com s.alghabeesh@zuj.edu.jo

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Abstract

Purpose

This study examined nurses’ role in their practice, nursing education and the impact of culture in Jordan on helping men suffering from sexual problems.

Design and Methods

A cross-sectional study design was used: 265 nurses completed and returned the questionnaire, a 57.4%response rate.

Findings

Overall, sexual health problems appeared hidden and unresolved. This may be a result of culture and society issues, including masculinity, men’s health beliefs, religious issues and men’s lack of trust in nurses and their keeping things confidential.

Practice Implications

Creating a comprehensive strategy for sexual health care is necessary. This will require education, increased awareness and development of appropriate gender sensitive health services to suit the culture of Jordan.

Keywords

sexual health; sexual dysfunction; experience; attitudes; culture and nursing

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Suhair Hussni Al-Ghabeesh,Muwafaq Al-Momani,Ibraheem Bashayreh,Ali Alshraifeen,Ahmad Saifan. NURSES’ PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS CARING FOR JORDANIAN MEN WITH SEXUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. Journal of Men's Health. 2019. 15(2);66-76.

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