ExpiresApril 1, 2021
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
In this module we identify basic principles of taking the sexual history. This module offers a framework for approaching the interview and some practical suggestions for ways to normalize sexual history and make it a routine. We focus on special situations, such as interviewing patients with STDs, and chronic illnesses or situations that may lead to sexual problems. And we explore clinician sexuality and personal issues that inhibit treating patients appropriately.
Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.
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NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Describe the rationale for routinely asking sexual history questions in medical interviews.
Demonstrate the skills of engaging patients in conversations about their sexual relationships and concerns.
Describe the continuum of sexual boundary issues in patient care and demonstrate skills in responding effectively to patients who cross boundaries.
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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