Behavioural Support Rounds – Ethical Considerations Related to Sexual Expression and Older Adults


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Presentation Title:

Ethical Considerations Related to Sexual Expression and Older Adults



Andria Bianchi, PhD, is a Clinical Ethicist at the Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) – Unity Health Toronto, where she primarily offers ethics support to Baycrest Hospital & LTC, Toronto Grace Health Centre, and Surrey Place. Andria focuses her ethics practice on ethical issues related to rehabilitation, older adults, and persons with cognitive impairment. Her doctoral work focused on the ethics of sexual consent and older adults with dementia. In addition to her career in clinical ethics, Andria is an Assistant Professor (status-only) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health – University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at KITE Research Institute. Andria also serves as Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Council of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists – Association Canadienne des Éthiciens en Soins de Santé.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethical dilemmas regarding older adults and sexual expression
  • Appreciate individual values and beliefs which may contribute to ethical dilemmas
  • Implement strategies to help manage relevant ethical dilemmas in their work


How to Participate:

  • Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive information about joining the webinar
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These sessions are open to all healthcare professionals and students to provide a learning forum to review leading practices in assessing and managing personal expressions, as demonstrated by individuals who live with dementia.


These Rounds are co-sponsored by the Behavioural Support for Seniors Program, and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest

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About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, Bruyère Research Institute, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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