This eLearning resource aims to provide health professionals in a variety of disciplines, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to care for women who are at risk of, or are experiencing psychosexual concerns associated with gynaecological cancer or its treatments.
Women with gynaecological cancer can experience significant sexual difficulties, yet information and support tailored for this area is often neglected or mistimed.
This online eLearning resource provides six modules containing learning activities and supporting materials to develop the skills in providing effective individualised psychosexual care to women and their partners affected by gynaecological cancer. It presents information about sexuality, the psychosexual impact of cancer and its treatments, and knowledge and skills required by health professionals to assess and manage psychosexual sequelae.
Completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 will provide a beginning level of knowledge and skill.
Review of Modules 1, 2 and 3 and completion of Modules 4, 5, and 6 will achieve an extended level of knowledge, confidence and skill.
Funded by: Cancer Australia
Project team (2018): Professor Patsy Yates, Kylie Ash, Sarah Northfield. Queensland University of Technology.
The project team acknowledges the contribution of key peer reviewers in the redevelopment of the PSGC resource in 2018. Thanks to Maree Grier, Clinical Psychologist and Kim Hobbs, Social Worker.
Project team (2010 – 2012): Professor Patsy Yates, Kath Nattress, Kim Hobbs, Ilona Juraskova, Kendra Sundquist, Lynda Carnew
Project Working Group (2010 – 2012): Dr Margaret Davy (Chairperson)
Disciplines represented in Project Working Group & module review:
- Gynaecological Oncologist
- General Practitioner
- Radiation Oncologist
- Gynaecological Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Gynaecological Clinical Nurse Consultant
- Research Psychologist
- Social Worker
- Education Services Manager
- Patient Programs Officer
- Sexual Health Educator