Title:Intimacy, Sexuality and Sexual Behaviour in Dementia: How to Develop Practice Guidelines and Policy for Long Term Care Facilities.
Publication Year: 2002
Continuing Education Programs and Courses
Health Facilities Administrators
Other Long Term Care Facilities
Source: Hamilton, Ontario: Continuing Gerontological Education Cooperative Office, McMaster University. March 2002. 25 p.
Abstract: This guide, written by long-term care professionals in Ontario, Canada, advises facility managers on developing an effective policy on sexuality and dementia that balance's residents’ rights to sexual expression with an organization’s mission and goals. It reviews obstacles to consistent, fair practices, including staff members’ perceptions of and attitudes toward the sexuality of elderly residents with dementia. A nine-step guide outlines actions facilities can take to develop a policy, such as forming a team and getting feedback on a draft policy. The guide also includes a list of facilities to contact for sample policies, a list of articles and other resources, a worksheet to discuss clinical cases, tips for focus group facilitators, and facts and myths about sexuality and older adults.
Notes: Copyright: yes.
Available from the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health. Continuing Gerontological Education Cooperative (CGEC). 1200 Main Street West, Chedoke Campus, Building 74. Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5. (905) 521-2100; FAX: (905) 318-6556. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mcah/cgec/toolkit.pdf. PRICE: free online access.
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