A cancer diagnosis can adversely impact an individual’s sexuality and body image. This Course examines why this may be the case, and offers strategies for health professionals to address sexuality and body image concerns.
- Explain the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have on a person's sexual functioning and body image
- Describe some of the barriers nurses may encounter when addressing sexuality and body image
- Identify skills required for addressing sexual and body image concerns
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Dr Katharine Hodgkinson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in client care, research and education. Katharine currently leads a team of Clinical and Consulting Psychologists at HeadwayHealth providing a range of psychological interventions to support to those affected by a cancer and other heath and emotional concerns. Katharine has published numerous research papers and several book chapters in cancer care, and co-edited the book “Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients. A Health Professional’s Guide to What to Say and Do” (Hodgkinson K and Gilchrist J, Ausmed Publications, 2008).