Keeley Cowley, OTD
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour/1.25 NBCOT PDU)
Sexuality is an integral part of being human and an important dimension of one’s overall health, well-being, and quality of life. Older adults experience many age-related factors that can hinder their ability to express their sexuality and negatively impact their sexual and overall health. This course is designed to increase level of comfort, knowledge, and competence of occupational therapy practitioners when addressing sexuality with community-dwelling older adults. This course will serve as an introduction to understanding the importance of sexuality for older adults, the impact of the natural aging process, and how individual practitioners can address sexuality-related concerns within practice. The educational materials provided encourage a client-centered approach to improve the overall health, well-being, and sexual functioning of older clients.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Articulate the general effects of aging and its impact on sexuality for older adults.
- Identify the role of occupational therapy in addressing sexuality with community-dwelling older adults.
- Identify how to appropriately begin the conversation on the topic of sexuality with older adults.
- Recognize when to make appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers based on clients' concerns regarding sexuality.
Level of Difficulty: Introductory
Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy & occupational therapy assistant students