Dr Dawne Garret: Speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Birmingham

Royal College of Nursing

Dr Dawne Garret

Sexual Intimacy for Care Home Residents – rights and responsibilities

This workshop will explore some of the legal, ethical and practical issues related to sexual intimacy in care homes. The workshop will draw on mental capacity legislation, research evidence and human rights
It will use a case study approach to establish both rights and responsibilities and propose a framework for examining and responding to perceived issues. The case study will deal with increasingly complex issues as the workshop progresses and will cited resources ans organisations that can provide guidance.


Biography

Dawne has committed her nursing career to working with older people through a variety of clinical, academic and entrepreneurial roles. Her experience has spanned acute hospital care, community nursing, integrated services and academic roles. She was been a Nurse Consultant for 17 years working in the community in integrated services and more recently in acute care, In addition to leadership roles Dawne also undertook a variety of early advanced practice and lecturer practitioner posts working with academic institutions. This included working in clinical practice, teaching students and undertaking research. Whilst working as a Consultant Nurse Dawne was deputy chair of a local clinical ethics committee. Dawne completed a PhD researching older people’s experiences of sexual intimacy. She has been the United Kingdom professional lead older people and dementia care for the Royal College of Nursing for the last four years and she maintains a clinical role and publishes widely.

Royal College of Nursing

Dr Dawne Garret

Sexual Intimacy for Care Home Residents – rights and responsibilities

This workshop will explore some of the legal, ethical and practical issues related to sexual intimacy in care homes. The workshop will draw on mental capacity legislation, research evidence and human rights
It will use a case study approach to establish both rights and responsibilities and propose a framework for examining and responding to perceived issues. The case study will deal with increasingly complex issues as the workshop progresses and will cited resources ans organisations that can provide guidance.


Schedule

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