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 describe challenges related to sexual expression in older adults living with dementia, particularly where sexual consent capacity may be absent, and the responsibilities of residential care settings. An ethics framework will be described, and case scenarios will be used to illustrate ethical principles. The importance of a team approach to decision-making using an ethical process will be discussed.
Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact 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]
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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