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counseling

 [kown´sel-ing]
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the needs, problems, or feelings of the patient and significant others to enhance or support coping, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships.
genetic counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on assisting an individual, family, or group, manifesting or at risk for developing or transmitting a birth defect or genetic condition, to cope.
lactation counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process to assist in maintenance of successful breastfeeding.
nutritional counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need for diet modification.
preconception counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to individuals of childbearing age before pregnancy to promote health and reduce risk.
sexual counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need to make adjustments in sexual practice or to enhance coping with a sexual event or disorder.

sexual counseling

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need to make adjustments in sexual practice or to enhance coping with a sexual event/disorder. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Consider psychological counseling and sexual counseling for patients with chronic problems.
Sexual counseling needs to be incorporated as a part of cardiac rehabilitation beginning at the hospital phase (Cohen, Wallston, & Wallston, 1976).
In one randomized trial of 51 couples, those who participated in a four-session sexual counseling program reported that men's erectile function and women's sexual function improved, although the results had begun to decline at a 6-month follow-up visit.