This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)
Once course is completed you will be awarded with 20 ECMEC´s credits
Graduates in Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Students and Professionals in Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Laboratory Technicians and related areas.
Infertility affects the emotional balance in a couple’s relationship. Treatments usually take a long time so emotional support is essential as part of the organization of multidisciplinary circuits of care that make possible comprehensive patient care.
-To know the theoretical and practical aspects regarding the communication with patients.
-To acquire communication strategies and skills that improve interpersonal relationships.
-To understand patients at an emotional level at the critical moments of infertility treatments.
-To provide psychological support in order to reduce the physical and emotional cost.
Did you know that this course is responsive? You can access it from a Windows (7, 8 or 10), Mac or any mobile device, using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari (last three versions).
Learning outcomes expected to be acquired by the student at the end of the course:
1. Identify the theoretical and practical aspects regarding the communication with patients.
2. Acquire communication strategies and skills that improve interpersonal relationships.
3. Understand patients at an emotional level at the critical moments of infertility treatments.
4. Provide psychological support to reduce the physical and emotional cost.
Module 1. Emotional processes in infertile patients submitted to Assisted Reproduction Treatments (ART)
• Emotional processes and possible complications
• Different kinds of patients
• An analysis of the phases within an assisted reproduction treatment
• Is stress a cause of infertility?
Module 2. Detection of patients at risk: Oocyte donation, recurrent miscarriage, mono parental families
• Functions of the nursing collective
Physical care, Psychological support
• Different kinds of disorders
Adjustment disorder, Others
• Patients at risk
Psychological stress, Relationship problems,
Recurrent miscarriage, Failed treatments,
Psychopathological background, Embryonic reduction,
Genetic counseling, Oncological treatments
Module 3. Basic psychological assessment
• Psychological assessment protocol
Gamete and Embryo donors and recipients,
Different kinds of couples
• Psychological intervention
Advice and other functions, Intervention needs,
Risk Factors: personal, social and treatment-related,
Objectives, Basic elements of the therapeutic relationship
• Cognitive therapy
Objectives, How are they accomplished?
Module 4. Multidisciplinary counseling: Therapeutic alliance, therapeutic skills of the team
• Communication with patients
What do patients expect? How to give them what they expect?
• Effective comunication and the use of silence
• Basic elements of the therapeutic relationship
Acceptance, Empathy, Authenticity, Assertiveness
• Verbal and non-verbal language
Module 5. Psychological intervention: Positive psychology
• Psychological intervention
Emotional intelligence, Positive psychology
• Personal strengths questionnaire