Sexuality: Creating A Safe Space for our Patients with Shelia SilverWednesday, August 17, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST | 1 CE
$14.99 (Students) | $24.99 (Members) | $29.99 (Student Non-Members) | $49.99 (Non-Members)
Patients who have a history of ongoing pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus, or have experienced some degree of sexual trauma are often disassociated from their bodies. They come into appointments often emotionally afraid, physically guarded and potentially resistant to internal exams. This webinar will explore ways to decrease patient anxiety and provide ways midwives can help patients be present in their bodies. It will also give participants some tools in helping patients navigate sexual challenges in general.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the psychosocial profile of a sexual trauma survivor.
- Demonstrate the essential components in creating a "climate of safety" before an internal exam.
- Outline the five stages of emotions and how to work with flashbacks and disassociation.
- List ways to help sexual trauma survivors be fully present and embodied during an exam.
- Describe common sexual challenges patients experience and ways of navigating these challenges.
- Relate how our own comfort level with the topic of sexuality can impact our effectiveness and ability to create safety for the patient.
- Explore ways midwives can refresh and re-energize themselves after working with patients with a history of sexual trauma.