ARNA Webinar | Relationships & Sexuality after Stroke
Join us for the second webinar of our ARNA Webinar Series in 2021!
How to start the difficult conversation - a program of research to address Relationships, Intimacy & Sexuality following Stroke
Wednesday 12 May 2021, 7-8.00pm AEST
Stroke has a profound impact on the ways in which sexuality is experienced and expressed by stroke survivors. Evidence Based Practise Guidelines recommend that stroke survivors and partners be offered opportunity to discuss sexual intimacy & be provided written information addressing sexuality issues. Yet, research consistently shows that healthcare professionals rarely address sexuality during stroke rehabilitation. Barriers include limited knowledge, confidence and significant discomfort when raising the topic. This presentation will discuss the evidence and strategies for improving rehabilitation nurses ability to address sexuality.
What will be covered:
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- Definition of sexuality
- Current literature/evidence on sexuality after stroke
- Strategies for increasing nurses knowledge, comfort and confidence for addressing sexuality
- Available resources
Non Members - $25.00 *Sign in or create a new account to register
Meet our Presenters:
Sandra is the Clinical Nurse Consultant in Rehabilitation at Graythwaite Rehabilitation Service, Ryde Hospital, Sydney and a Clinical Lecturer at The University of Sydney.
Sandra has been a past National President of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association and she has been awarded a Life Membership of ARNA. Sandra also represents the Australian College of Nursing on the Australian Stroke Coalition and she was awarded the Stroke Foundation and Stroke Society Australasia 2019 Stroke Care Champion. Sandra’s research interests includes the role of rehabilitation nursing for improving patient outcomes, patient falls prevention, improving patient continence management and addressing sexuality and intimacy issues related to acquired disability. Sandra has published in peer reviewed journals and has been awarded research grants to improve care of patients in rehabilitation.
Continuing Professional Development - 1 point/1 hour
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