Care for Sexuality
The purpose of this project is to enable and optimise sexuality and intimacy conversations in oncology consulting rooms in order to better fulfil the needs of patients. Insights into the conversation concerns and opportunities will be used for a new learning environment for healthcare professionals.
The result will be a learning environment, that specifically matches the learning needs of the healthcare professionals. With this environment, the professionals can gain a better understanding of conversations on sexuality and intimacy with cancer patients.
01 August 2023 - 01 September 2025
Interviews will be held with patients, and focus groups will be organized with healthcare professionals from the consortium. The data that come from these methods will be analysed from the discursive-psychological perspective, based on the idea that language is used to perform actions.
Impact of the project
This project delivers a learning environment for healthcare professionals that want to improve their conversations on sexuality with patients. Within this project, the involvement within education is managed in different ways. Teacher-researchers participate in this project. Students of “Art of the dialogue” (“Kunst van de dialoog”) and students of “Oncological care” will be involved through research minors, internships and graduating.
Collaboration with knowledge partners
Partners in the project are: Amsterdam UMC, Breast cancer association Netherlands (BVN), Erasmus MC, Flare Health, Flevo hospital, Isala Zwolle, LUMC, Prostate cancer foundation, Foundation General Practitioner Advisory Group Sexual Health (SEKSHAG), Sick and Sex Foundation, Kanker.nl Foundation, Van Leeuwen Communication and Voor de Leeuwen (training and advice).