Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM MST
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Emily Dymchuk, Program Coordinator
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research
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Sexual Expression in Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives of Managers, Leaders, Family Members & Residents 

ICCER is excited to offer its first webinar, Sexual Expression in Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives of Managers, Leaders, Family Members & Residents, on November 27! 

In this webinar participants will hear about the results from Phases 1 and 2 of an Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. Lisa Howard and Julia Brassolotto (Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge) conducted this research.

In Phase 1, managers and those with whom they consult were interviewed about how they navigate resident sexual expression. Phase 2 involved interviews with family members and residents about their experiences of sexual expression in the care home. The results highlight three dynamic tensions: 1) the tension between how sexual expression should be supported and how it is addressed in care homes; 2) the tension between private and public space in the care home; and 3) the tension between a medical model of care and a conceptualization of sexual expression as an activity of daily living.

The webinar will include time for participants to discuss the research findings as well as the recommendations from the research for a coordinated, multi-level response that includes care homes and the broader continuing care sector.


Lisa Howard (PhD, RN), has been an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge since July 2014. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in nursing. Lisa’s research interests include chronic disease, self-management, health communication and sexual expression. Lisa is a Registered Nurse with experience in intensive care, community health, primary care, quality improvement, and staff development.


Registration is now closed for the webinar. Please contact emily@iccer.ca. 

Please note: This webinar is free for ICCER member organizations*, associate members, as well as individual members. The cost is $15/site for non-members to attend. See the list of members below!  

*ICCER member organizations: Bethany Care Society, Bow Valley College, CapitalCare, Carewest, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (staff only), Excel Society, Extendicare, Good Samaritan Society, Keyano College, Lifestyle Options, NorQuest College, Shepherd's Care Foundation, Sherwood Care, Silvera for Seniors, St. Michael's Health Group, University of Alberta, Wing Kei

**Associate ICCER members: BioAlberta, Berry Architecture, Rexall; Note: Associate members are entitled to a maximum of 5 free webinar registrations. Additional registrations require payment.