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Symposium Sexuality and neurorehabilitation
Geneva university Hospitals woundcare centre, Generva, Swiss.
Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd. Virginia, USA.
Carolinas Rehabilitation Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
2016 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Body of abstract:

As ancient as our origins, human sexuality and sexual health are typically important components of a fulfilled life.  The aim of the rehabilitation process should ideally be to permit the individual to attain independence, self-determination and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life.  Sexuality can be adversely impacted by neurological disease and therefore must be addressed in the context of interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation and community transition.  Often times, the rehabilitation process inadequately addresses sexuality and/or sexual health concerns due to sociocultural mores and taboos, lack of training and education, and/or propensities to assume other will address this topic which many professionals, patients and families may find uncomfortable to discuss.  With a team of international specialists, this symposium’s aim will be to facilitate introspection regarding the topics of sexuality and sexual health in the neurorehabilitation process, as well as promote better practice on this topic through three main objectives.

 

 

Human sexuality and sexual health are typically important components of a fulfilled life. They can be negatively impacted by neurological disease. As the aim of the rehabilitation process should ideally be to permit the individual to attain independence, self-determination and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life, sexuality should therefore be addressed in the context of interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation and community transition. Due to sociocultural mores and taboos, lack of training and education this process is often inadequately addressed. The symposium will address this topic to facilitate introspection regarding the topics of sexuality and sexual health in the neurorehabilitation process and promote better practice on this topic.

 

Learning Objectives

 

  1. Assessing the need for sexuality and sexual health intervention through interdisciplinary assessment across the rehabilitation continuum
  2. Exploring the neuroanatomy and associated impairments in sexual function following brain injury/insult
  3. Addressing current knowledge on patient’s assessment, treatment and management
  4. Pointing out deficiencies in sexual health and sexuality education for patients with neurodisabilities in acute and community-based rehabilitation and long term care settings

 

 

Hubert Vuagnat, MD                              12 min.                   Sexuality: a need during and after rehabilitation

Nathan Zasler, MD 12 min.                   Neuroanatomy and associated impairments in sexual function following brain                                                                                                                      injury/insult.

Vu Nguyen, MD       12 min.                   Sexuality alteration in common neurological diseases

Xiaolei Hu, MD, Ph.D                              12 min.                   Basic patient assessment with knowledge on current management

All, roundtable         12 min.                   Addressing the deficiencies in everyday life, long term care settings and the lack                                                                                                              of training regarding sexuality

Public                                                         15 min                    Questions and answers

 

Symposium developed in collaboration with: Caron Gan, RN, RMFT and Alexander Moreno, PhD (who will not be able to attend)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago, USA, 2016.
National Category
Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133941DiVA: diva2:1090124
Conference
ACRM 93rd Annual Conference, 2016, Chicago, USA
Available from: 2017-04-22 Created: 2017-04-22 Last updated: 2017-04-22

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