Emotions in Assisted Reproduction Techniques: Counselling and Communicating with Patients

AREA: Reproduction, Psychology

LANGUAGE: English

SEATS: 30

STUDENTS: 0/30 (0%)

DATES: 13/04/2021 – 18/05/2021

MODALITY: Online

CENTER: IVI Global Education

Dates

13/04/2021 – 18/05/2021

Hours

20 theoretical

Location

IVIRMA Campus

Enrollment

450 €

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

Intended for

Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Nurses

Description

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.

Objectives:

-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).

Skills

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.

Program

Module 1. Emotional processes in infertile patients submitted to Assisted Reproduction Treatments (ART)

• Emotional processes and possible complications

• Sexuality

• 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

• Assessment

• 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?

Necessary skills

• 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

• Anxiety

• Psychological intervention

Emotional intelligence, Positive psychology

• Resilience

• Optimism

• Personal strengths questionnaire 

• Psychologist

 

Module 6. Clinical cases

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Coordinators

Pilar Dolz del Castellar Pareja

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