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This video includes a sexuality assessment using the PLISSIT model, and demonstrates how to introduce the topic and conduct the brief interview process. Once the assessment findings are summarized and discussed by the Nurse Practitioner and the student conducting the assessment, the information is taken to the team for their expert advice. The subsequent plan includes information to educate the patient, allay anxiety, and provides strategies and resources which will help her resume her sexual relationship with her partner.

Purpose of Activity

To provide registered professional nurses with information on the PLISSIT model used to assess the sexual health of older adults and how to work with an interdisciplinary team to develop strategies to help older adults overcome barriers to sexual fulfillment.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe how aging affects the sexual desires and needs of older adults.
  2. Outline how to use the PLISSIT model to assess the sexual health of older adults.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTsexhealthV19
Published: July 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Meredith A. Wallace, PhD, APRN
Topics: Sexuality