RSVP: Fri 28 May 2021
RECORDED WEBINAR SUMMARY
SEXUALITY, INTIMACY AND RELATIONSHIPS: STRATEGIES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS WORKING WITH PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC DISEASE AND DISABILITY
Less than 25% of health professionals provide opportunities for people living with chronic disease or disability to discuss sexuality. The aim of this recorded webinar is to increase knowledge, confidence and foundational skills of occupational therapists in addressing sexuality, intimacy and relationships.
It will include a mixture of information provision, active reflection, discussion and planning. Topics will include common myths and misunderstanding about the impact of chronic disease on sexuality and sexual expression; how to start a difficult conversation; handling difficult questions and how to evaluate practice. Participants will also be supported to identify change strategies that can support them to implement their learning in practice.
Students and OTs in their early career stage.
- Reflect on their values, beliefs and assumptions about sexuality, intimacy and relationships and how these values influence their ability to confidently initiate conversations about sexuality, intimacy and relationships with people living with chronic disease and disability
- Increase their awareness of the importance of sexuality, intimacy and relationships to people living with chronic disease or disability
- Increase their personal comfort in initiating discussions about sexuality and responding to questions about sexuality
- Learn about common evidence-based strategies to improve experiences of sexuality, intimacy and relationships for people living with chronic disease or disability
- Learn how to access specialised sexual rehabilitation services
- Develop an individual action plan to incorporate sexuality, intimacy and relationships into everyday occupational therapy practice
Dr Margaret McGrath is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney where she leads the Sydney Sexuality Group. Our aims are to improve the knowledge and skills of health professionals, and evidence-based services provided to people with chronic disease or disability and their partners, in the area of sexuality, relationships and intimacy.
Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 1hr
This is a recorded webinar session that was held on Thursday 28 May 2020
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REGISTRATION FEES & INCLUSIONS
OTA Member: $45
OTA Student/ New Graduate Member: $38
Non Member: $64
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Registrations close Friday 28 May 2021, 11.55pm AEST
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