Talking About Sexuality, Body Image and Cancer
A teaching resource for health professionals
Cancer and its treatments can affect a person's sexuality including their body image, sexual functioning, relationships, identity and self-esteem.
Although it is easy to talk to patients about the technical aspects of cancer treatment and care, discussing the effects of cancer on sexuality is often difficult.
About the package
- It is an interactive skills-based training package which includes a manual and video.
- It provides a framework and 'hands on experience' for tackling this sensitive issue with patients.
- It addresses topics such as understanding body image, the impact of cancer on sexuality and supportive interventions.
- The package is written by Dr Kendra Sundquist a health educator specialising in sexual and reproductive health and cancer and Jane Barrett, an educator with an extensive health background.
- The package was reviewed by a national advisory group of oncologists, general practitioners and cancer nurses.
- The package is accredited nationally by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a Continuing Professional Development Category One (5 points per hour) activity.
The package costs $50 (includes GST and postage)