Introduction: Sexual dysfunction comprises a group of disorders that can occur in any phase of sexual response. As patients with sexual dysfunction are most likely hesitant to admit their disorder, it is the nurse’s role to recognise it. The patient should be observed, and their problems identified and resolved within the framework of nursing competences by providing nursing care. Purpose: The purpose of the diploma thesis is to define sexual dysfunction and present the nursing care provided to a patient with sexual dysfunction in selected daily activities. Methods: The descriptive method was applied by reviewing literature published internationally and nationally between 2007 and 2017, which included reviewed, fully and freely accessible articles. COBIB.SI bibliographic database was used to search for articles. CINAHL with full text and MEDLine databases were also searched using the PubMed and EBSCOhost interfaces. Discussion and conclusion: Identification of sexual dysfunction mainly depends on health workers. Patients discuss their sexuality when they feel safe. Using general and therapeutic communication skills, nurses can establish such a relationship. The nurse’s role also extends to the wider public by raising awareness and providing health education.