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Sexuality in people who need help to communicate

Sexual liberalism, in other words, liberalism has increased and continues to increase in our society moment by moment. There is more and more talk about sex, sexuality, gender, relationships and their diversity. Sexuality is made on podcasts, blogs, and it is talked about on various social media channels such as TikTok and Instagram. Nowadays many …

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Addressing sexuality issues in rehabilitation

The writing was originally published in the Journal of Rehabilitation 1/2019 publication. ” The text is an abstract of the article. Authors: Henna Kekkonen, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Master’s Degree student, Specialist in Sexological Counselling (NACS) Kaija Nevalainen, Special Occupational Therapist, Master of Health Sciences, Full-time teacher at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Introduction Sexuality is …

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Sexuality belongs to all of us – even when there are no words

When we work with people, we strive to pay attention to people as holistically and customer oriented as possible. These two words often form a strong foundation for the social and health care profession and ethical guidelines. Still, to speak about sexuality as part of rehabilitation seems to be a challenging thing still nowadays. Sexuality …

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Respecting and taking into account the diversity of gender and sexuality as part of rehabilitation work

Everyone has the right to decide what they want to tell a rehabilitation professional about themselves and their lives. In the process of rehabilitation, we want to meet the person with all aspects, and we strive to help the person improve the interaction between him and the environment. The importance of the environment and those …

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The role of sexual education in the prevention of sexual violence

There is more and more talk about sexual education and safety skills and their importance is seen as playing an important role in preventing sexual violence, but also in increasing the well-being of children and young people. Sexual education refers to the learning of the cognitive, emotional, social, interactive, and physical aspects of sexuality and …

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Sexual Violence

Sexual violence refers to a sexual act without consent either without the consent of another people or with the inability of the person to give consent, for example because of their age, intoxication, or mental condition. Criminal law ́ s sections of law can be difficult to understand and currently they are focusing on assessing …

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When the familiar means of communication disappears — aphasia and communication about sexuality

Aphasia refers to a linguistic disorder in adulthood that is usually the result of a cerebrovascular disorder or external trauma to the brain. In it, areas that focus on the linguistic functions of the brain are damaged as a result of, for example, a cerebral infarction, cerebral haemorrhage, or brain injury. Disorders of linguistic function …

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