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

 

This course looks at the normal age-related changes that affect sexuality among the elderly, as well as the effects of medication and disease on sexual function. The student will explore the stereotypical age-biased views of sexuality in the elderly and learn to apply the ethical concepts of autonomy and dignity to sexual issues in long-term care settings. The risk of elders contracting AIDS and STDs will also be discussed.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-C2L-1130

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

1.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-1130
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between normal age related sexual changes and changes caused by disease and disability.
Explore stereotypical age biased views of sexuality in the elderly based on research findings.
Apply the ethical concept of autonomy and dignity to sexual issues in long-term care settings.
Recognize the risk of elders contracting AIDS and STDs.
Identify the necessary steps to take in recognizing and addressing the sexual needs of people who live in LTC.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Sexuality in the Elderly A. Introduction Section 3: Age-Related Changes in Sexual Function A. Normal Age-related Changes B. Disability and Physical Illness C. Review Section 4: Attitudes toward Sexuality in Older Persons A. Cultural Attitudes B. Sexual Behavior among Older Adults C. Review Section 5: Ethical and Legal Issues in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF’s) A. Autonomy, Privacy and Family Concerns B. When the Family Seeks a Competency Assessment C. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Long-Term Care D. Cultural Differences in Sexual Attitudes and Behavior E. Dementia and Sexuality F. Additional Research G. Review Section 6: Elders Contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) A. Contributing Factors B. Trends C. Review Section 7: Recommendations for Long-Term Care Professionals Focus on Risk Management A. Take Action B. Consenting to an Intimate Relationship: Interventions for Risk Management C. Developing a Policy on Sexual Expression D. Provide Staff Development Activities E. Creating a Positive Environment for the Expression of Sexuality F. The Hebrew Home for the Aged: A Shining Example G. Review Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References F. Exam

Instructor: Paula Mendenhall, M.A.
Paula Mendenhall, M.A., is a Counselor with the Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute in Pinellas County, FL, and has a Masters Degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida. She counsels both caregivers of adults age 60 and over and individuals 60 and over with a variety of issues unrelated to caregiving. As part of her post-graduate internship she wrote The ABCs of Caregiver Coping Skills: A Handbook for Professionals and Caregivers (unpublished). She developed, promoted and presented a series of classes for family caregivers, focusing on improving caregiver coping skills. Paula is developing a Caregiver Orientation program for the Harbor's Senior Adult Day Care Program, and makes regular educational presentations on various subjects of interest to older adults. She is a support group leader for the Alzheimer's Family Organization and an editorial staff member for their newsletter, The Companion. She is currently completing coursework required to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Disclosure: Paula Mendenhall, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Carrie Steckl, PhD
Carrie earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a Minor in Gerontology from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2001. She has spent over 10 years working for agencies in the health, human service, and senior markets, including Caregivers Home Health in Illinois; the Center for Gerontology at Ball State University; Williamsburg Manor and the Life Management Institute in Indiana; the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Colorado; the Indiana State Women’s Prison; the Indianapolis Veterans Center; the Buffalo VA Medical Center in New York; and the Alzheimer’s Association’s chapter and national offices in Utah and Chicago, respectively. Through these experiences Carrie has developed her skills as a freelance writer in the areas of psychology, aging, and caregiving. She is the author of the blog, Ask Dr. Chill: Practical Answers to the Toughest Caregiving Questions. Carrie also has published over one dozen journal articles and book chapters on subjects related to gerontology, multicultural issues, and psychology. To learn more about her freelance writing, see www.carriesteckl.com. Disclosure: Carrie Steckl, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Administrators; in the following settings: Long-term Care.
F Tags:
F558, F561
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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