Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Comfort Level of Current Physical Therapist Students in Addressing Sexual Issues with Patients
Dockter, Mary PT, PhD; Ulmer, Emma PT, DPT; Wulf, Cailey PT, DPT; Gunderson, Morgan PT, DPT; Bornhorst, Jordan PT, DPT; Joneson, Alissa SPT; Abraham, Karen PT, PhD; Reisch, Rebecca PT, PhD
As educators of physical therapy we teach our students to support individuals in their functional activity goals and to help them improve their quality of life through our unique understanding of the movement system.
But when it comes to sexuality, are we preparing students to get comfortable addressing issues with patients? What factors do or do not impact students’ comfort level and what are the barriers to PT students addressing sexual issues with patients?
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