What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care? Sexuality and intimacy are essential elements of one’s personality. Thus, it is important that residents, staff, and therapists in LTC have skills to effectively and compassionately address sexuality including misconceptions, personal and cultural views or biases, and barriers. This course explores the perceptions and perspectives of residents, staff, caregivers, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy. The course provides opportunities for people who have not given this topic much thought to consider their views, identify barriers, consider consent, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic. The specific role of occupational therapy related to intimacy with various diagnoses including diabetes, CVA, cancer, and arthritis is reviewed.
Course created on June 8, 2017
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-610276; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize prevailing perceptions about sexuality and older adults as well as the capacity of elders with dementia to consent to sexual activity.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the challenges faced by long-term care providers in facilitating safe sexual expression among residents and for managing inappropriate sexual expression.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ways to preserve residents rights to intimacy and sexuality while complying with regulatory requirements.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the role of occupational therapy as it relates to sexuality and intimacy in long-term care.
|5-15 Minutes||Myths vs. Fact; Staff Attitudes about Resident Sexuality; Federal Regulation and State Survey Guidelines|
|15-25 Minutes||Family Influences on Resident Sexuality|
|25-45 Minutes||Dementia; Inappropriate Behaviors|
|45-50 Minutes||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Residents|
|55-75 Minutes||Health and Sexuality; Arthritis and Sexuality|
|75-95 Minutes||Cancer and Sexuality; Diabetes and Sexuality|
|95-105 Minutes||Cardiovascular Disease and Sexuality; TBI and Sexuality|
|105-110 Minutes||Stroke and Sexuality|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at both Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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