Sexual Health Communication with Oncology Patients

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The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on September 7, 2017 and is approximately 45 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Health professionals.

Objectives

  • List three common side effects resulting from cancer treatment.
  • List three way to normalize a patient conversation related to sexual health.
  • List three barriers providers face in discussing sexual health with their patients.
  • List three barriers patient face in bringing their questions/concerns to their health care providers.

Speaker

Erin Sullivan Wagner
After Cancer, Solutions for Sexual Health
Biography

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Ms. Sullivan Wagner indicated she has no financial relationships with any commercial interest to disclose.

References

  • Li WW, Lam WW, Au AH, Ye M, Law WL, Poon J, et al. Interpreting differences in patterns of supportive care needs between patients with breast cancer and patients with colorectal cancer. Psychooncology 2013;22:792–8.
  • Froeding LP, Ottosen C, Rung-Hansen H, Svane D, Mosgaard BJ, Jensen PT. Sexual functioning and vaginal changes after radical vaginal trachelectomy in early stage cervical cancer patients: a longitudinal study. J Sex Med 2014;11:595-604.
  • Kyrdalen AE, Dahl AA, Hernes E, Smastuen MC, Fossa SD. A national study of adverse effects and global quality of life among candidates for curative treatment for prostate cancer. BJU Int 2013;111:221–32.
  • Park BW, Hwang SY. Unmet needs and their relationship with quality of life among women with recurrent breast cancer. J Breast Cancer 2012;15:454–61.
  • Juraskova I, Bonner C, Bell ML, Sharpe L, Robertson R, Butow P. Quantity vs. quality: an exploration of the predictors of posttreatment sexual adjustment for women affected by early stage cervical and endometrial cancer. J Sex Med 2012;9:2952–60.
  • Henry M, Habib LA, Morrison M, Yang JW, Li XJ, Lin S et al. Head and neck cancer patients want us to support them psychologically in the posttreatment period: Survey results. Palliat Support Care  2014;12:481-93.
  • Flynn KE, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Abernethy AP, Lin L, Shelby RA, et al. Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer. Psychooncology 2012;21:594–601.
  • Flynn KE, Jeffery DD, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Shelby RA, Fawzy MR, et al. Sexual functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Psychooncology 2011;20:378–86.
  • Henry M, Habib LA, Morrison M, Yang JW, Li XJ, Lin S et al. Head and neck cancer patients want us to support them psychologically in the posttreatment period: Survey results. Palliat Support Care  2014;12:481-93.
  • Mohamed NE, Chaoprang Herrera P, Hudson S, Revenson TA, Lee CT, Quale DZ et al. Muscle invasive bladder cancer: examining survivors’ burden and unmet needs. J Urol 2014;191:48-53.
  • Flynn KE, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Abernethy AP, Lin L, Shelby RA, et al. Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer. Psychooncology 2012;21:594–601.
  • Holm LV, Hansen DG, Johansen C, Vedsted P, Larsen PV, Kragstrup J, et al. Participation in cancer rehabilitation and unmet needs: a population-based cohort study. Support Care Cancer 2012;20:2913–24. 
  • Park BW, Hwang SY. Unmet needs and their relationship with quality of life among women with recurrent breast cancer. J Breast Cancer 2012;15:454–61.
  • Canada AL, Schover LR. The psychosocial impact of interrupted childbearing in long-term female cancer survivors. Psychooncology 2012;21:134-43.
  • Schover LR, van der Kaaij M, van Dorst E, et al. Sexual dysfunction and infertility as late effects of cancer treatment. EJC Suppl 2014;12:41-53.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
09/07/2017
Course expires: 
09/06/2020
Cost:
$15.00

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/07/2017
Course expires: 
09/06/2020

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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