Nursing intervention for schizophrenic patient having sex? - page 5
by robinslapsRN | 12,257 Views | 41 Comments
I had an argument with a collegue, I am not a psychiatric nurse rather a pediatric nurse. What do you do when you see 2 schizophrenic patients having sex? will you stop them? or let them because it's a physiologic need..... Read More
- 0Aug 25, '12 by rnrevajohnsonIt is not allowed on our unit either. If these patients are on the behavior medicine unit it is usually for a reason- they are not capable to make good choices at the time! If they are not able to make good choices at the time- how are they capable of making the choice to have sex? I realize that this is a physiological reaction, however staff needs to help our psychiatric patients with their judgement and insight.
- 0Aug 29, '12 by MedChicaSchizophrenics?
The sex would be stopped in our facility. They have the right to have sex, but their ability to consent is impaired.
We have one little lady who is a total wild-cat. Women...men? Doesn't matter. She's the aggressor.
Trying to blow people...fondle the males. Once she told me that I was pretty. Then, she turned to the nurse and nudged her head in my direction, "You could get a lotta money for that one..."
Trust, if we allowed it? She's be the giddy conductor of a 40 man choo-choo train.
...but just because she's willing and the men are as well doesn't mean that we allow her to act out in such a manner. It doesn't mean that we allow this activity to go on.
It's important to consider that...while it's all her? Her 'sexy moods' are also a manifestation of her illness.
We do have 1 couple in the building. They sit together and eat their meals together.
They're 'with it', though. One is on the 'Resident Council'. It appears to be a union that's non-consummated.
A companionship sort of thing.
Also, my facility is geri-psych - but every woman of childbearing age is on birthcontrol. It's a precaution.