Critical Issues in Aging and Sexuality for Long-Term Care Professionals

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

Normal age-related changes, medications, and diseases can affect sexuality among older adults. Stereotypical, age-biased views of sexuality among older people and healthcare professionals are important to recognize to deliver culturally competent care. In this course, you will learn about these topics and how to apply the ethical concepts of autonomy, capacity, and competency to sexual issues in long-term care settings. Special considerations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults will be explored, as well as the importance of considering cultural differences in sexual attitudes and behavior. The risks of elders contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and strategies for addressing this issue are discussed.

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Course Description

Normal age-related changes, medications, and diseases can affect sexuality among older adults. Stereotypical, age-biased views of sexuality among older people and healthcare professionals are important to recognize to deliver culturally competent care. In this course, you will learn about these topics and how to apply the ethical concepts of autonomy, capacity, and competency to sexual issues in long-term care settings. Special considerations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults will be explored, as well as the importance of considering cultural differences in sexual attitudes and behavior. The risks of elders contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and strategies for addressing this issue are discussed.

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