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    Occupational Therapist

    COTA Skills 117
    Addressing Sexual Activity of Elders


    • Discuss the ways that values can influence attitudes about elder sexuality
    • Identify primary myths about elder sexuality
    • Discuss how elder homosexuals have been ignored by society
    • Describe normal, age-related, sexual, physiological changes
    • Describe sexually transmitted diseases and the elder population
    • Discuss the treatment team members ’ roles in addressing elders ’ sexual concerns
    • Discuss the ways elders ’ sexuality is commonly dealt with in nursing facilities
    • List the components of the permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy model (PLISSIT), and discuss ways that the COTA can apply this model
    • Identify strategies for elder sexual education
    • List intervention and safety sides for addressing sexual concerns of elders who experience strokes, heart disease, and arthritis
    • Increase personal comfort to discuss elder sexual concerns

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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