Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression and Intimacy Among Older Adults - Part 1

Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression and Intimacy Among Older Adults - Part 1 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about ethical issues in sexual expression and intimacy among older adults. This course will assist learners to identify biases and areas for skill development related to sexuality and aging and provide information about normal, healthy human sexuality in older adults. Challenges related to sexual expression, particularly for older adults in residential care settings, will be described along with approaches, policies, and procedures for addressing concerns. 



$18.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-ETHI4221

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ETHI4221
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recognize healthy sexual expressions among older adults, particularly those in residential care settings, including persons with compromised cognitive function
Identify personal biases or values that may interfere with appropriately addressing sexual behaviors or facilitating conversations about sexuality with older adults and their families
Distinguish between sexual expression and intimacy and between gender identity and sexual orientation
Explain how aging, illness, and medications may affect sexual function and behaviors among older adults
Describe important elements of a sexual expression policy

Outline:

1.       Introduction to ethical issues in sexual expression and intimacy among older adults



a.       Introduction to course



                                                               i.      Course description



                                                             ii.      Objectives



                                                           iii.      Check points



b.       Sexuality and bias



                                                               i.      Check Point 1: Attitude survey



                                                             ii.      Why we don’t have an unbiased view of older adult sexuality



                                                           iii.      Why we need training on sexuality to care for residents



c.       Glossary/terms



                                                               i.   

Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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