Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Sex, intimacy, and sexual functioning are important aspects of quality of life that continue to be under-addressed in rehabilitation medicine. There is a call for rehabilitation professionals to have greater awareness of and training in the range of sexuality concerns of rehabilitation patients. This proposed half-day instructional course will review the state of the science, including systems barriers and disease-specific factors related to sexuality after disability, and will review clinical aspects of sex and sexual functioning for individuals with rehabilitation conditions. Overall aims are to promote clinical conversations necessary to enhance sexual quality of life for patients and their partners.