Acquired Brain Injury and Sexuality
Project Lead: Pamela Madan-Sharma
Project Purpose: The targeted outcome of the project was to educate ABI patients, caregivers, and families on sexuality post-ABI. The grant was used to develop educational content as well as the internal capacity to provide this education in group or one-on-one sessions.
About the project
The purpose of the project was to educate ABI patients, caregivers, and families on sexuality post-ABI. The grant was used to:
- Develop educational content (i.e. supporting documents and tools)
- Develop the internal capacity to provide the education and group/ one-to-one sessions to those living with ABI .
The methods included an informal scan of literature review followed by involving stakeholders (patients, family members, PTs, OTs, behavioural therapists, MDs, nurses, ethicist) to guide content development. West Park created an ABI Sexuality PowerPoint and piloted 3 sexual health education sessions with patients and/ or family members.
In summary, post-ABI sexual health education was beneficial to participants. Staff comfort with the topic and appropriate timing of the session was critical and it was important to re-offer the session repeatedly throughout the post-ABI journey.
- ABI Sexuality PowerPoint
- Handout for Supportive Positioning for Sexual Activity
- Screening Tool and Sexuality Education Evaluation
- Brochure for ABI and Sexuality
- Sexual Education Project Data