Sexuality in Cancer Care

Brought to you by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Dr. Isabel White help_outline
An experienced research-active clinician in cancer nursing and psychosexual therapy
Lecture Summary

This talk outlines the most common male and female sexual difficulties that arise as a direct or indirect consequence of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Factors affecting clinical assessment and health professional/patient communication about treatment-induced sexual difficulties will then be explored. The biomedical, behavioural and other therapeutic strategies available to improve sexual rehabilitation after cancer treatment will also be addressed in detail. Finally, theoretical, practical and evidence-based approaches are combined, thus offering an integrated approach to comprehensively address this often neglected yet important aspect of cancer survivorship.

Target Audience

Cancer Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Define the most common treatment-induced sexual difficulties affecting men and women living with and beyond cancer
  • Consider the socio-cultural, individual and health care system factors that adversely affect oncology professional’s ability to discuss and support those experiencing sexual consequences of cancer and its treatment
  • Outline the biomedical and behavioural strategies that can assist in the integrated management of common male and female sexual difficulties after cancer treatment
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.