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Sexual Intimacy During and After Cancer Care

Credit(s): 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: POE-SEX/GEN
Original Program Date: August 19, 2011
Duration: 34 minutes
Access: Available until August 19, 2014
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  • This podcast, with downloadable handouts, is designed for primary care physicians to increase their knowledge of intimacy issues during and after cancer treatment.

    Released    Aug. 19, 2011
    Expires    Aug. 19, 2014

    Target Audience
    Primary care physicians, medical students, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss what causes intimacy/sex problems with cancer patients
    • Outline the emotional side effects of cancer treatment and how they can interact with sexual side effects
    • Identify ways that a patient and his/her partner can help each other and themselves during times of duress in dealing with intimacy issues during and after cancer treatment
    • Review healthy options that encourage intimacy between couples when they are unable to perform more strenuous physical methods but still want shared closeness

    0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    0.5 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 0.5 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    Mary Jo Rapini, M.Ed, LPC.

    Mary Jo Rapini is a Licensed Certified intimacy/sex relationship psychotherapist. Mary Jo serves as the intimacy/sex psychotherapist for the Pelvic Restorative Center at Methodist Hospital (since 2007) in conjunction with working as a consultant to Bariatric Centers throughout Houston, Texas. Mary Jo is a popular speaker across the nation, with multiple repeat requests to serve as key-note speaker for national conferences. Her dynamic style is particularly engaging for those dealing with intimacy/sex issues, chronic illness and relationship challenges.


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