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dc.contributor.authorMalone, Mariah
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-30T14:09:39Z
dc.date.available2016-08-30T14:09:39Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72133
dc.description.abstractThe present study explored the lived realities of LTC residents to gain a better understanding of their intimate and sexual needs. A qualitative descriptive approach gave voice to the experiences of ten residents in a LTC facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Participants reported diverse and changing perspectives of intimacy and sexuality. Furthermore, findings revealed that barriers and facilitators to intimacy and sexuality operate at the individual- and system-level. Five system-level factors—staff, rules and regulations, level of privacy, facility neutrality, and residents’ sense of home—are uniquely positioned as both barriers and facilitators to intimacy. These factors may be modifiable and offer promising starting points to create positive change within the facility. Findings may be used by the LTC facility to build on existing strengths and develop a more openly supportive environment for intimate and sexual expression. Implications and recommendations for policy, practice, and future research are provided.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectIntimacy (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_US
dc.subjectLong-term care facilitiesen_US
dc.title“ALL THE POWER TO THEM”: EXPLORING PERSPECTIVES AND EXPERIENCES OF INTIMACY AND SEXUALITY AMONG OLDER LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTSen_US
dc.date.defence2016-08-24
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health & Human Performanceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Marilyn Macdonalden_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lynne Robinsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Keri-Leigh Cassidyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Lori Weeksen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Brad Meisneren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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