Cultural Factors Regarding Sexuality in the Elderly

1.5 CEUs

This course is designed to offer senior care professionals insight into the cultural components that form an individual’s concept of sexuality in order to promote a more culturally competent unit of care.

Course Objectives:

  • Sexuality as a social construct
  • Sexuality and aging
  • Cultural perceptions of sexuality and masturbation
  • Same-sex couples within a nursing home or assisted living community
  • Cross-cultural sexual diversity
  • Social organization of sexual relations
  • Gender roles and sexuality

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20191213-1.50-A48724-DL – expires 12-13-2019.
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Oregon Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators: 2007-040: General 0 Ethics:4
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

Tor Edwards received her MS from Oregon State University and her PhD from Texas A&M University. She is also trained in mediation and conflict resolution. She has conducted corporate training, led community workshops, and taught at a college level. She has taken coursework in ethnic studies at both a baccalaureate and graduate level.
sharon-brothersSharon K. Brothers, MSW brings over 30 years’ experience in senior care services to her passion as the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education. Sharon has an advanced degree in social work and leadership experience in multi-state Assisted Living corporations. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession.