The British Heart Foundation suggested that patients with heart conditions and their GPs should talk openly about sex issues.
Doireann Maddock, senior cardiac nurse at the BHF, said: “Sex is a hugely important part of life, but isn’t getting the attention it deserves in the consultation room”.
- Are you comfortable talking to patients about the effect their health is having on their sex life?
- Would you be able to respond if a patient raised a concern about sex?
- Do we make assumptions about whether people are sexually active based on age or health?