Residents have the right to make free and informed choices about participation in each and every sexual activity. But sexual consent can be difficult to determine. This seminar presents a template for services to document their approach to supporting sexual consent and practical strategies around understanding:
the difference between affirmative consent and assent
What is free agreement?
Who makes decisions – and what if there is conflict?
Dr Catherine Barrett is the Director of Celebrate Ageing Ltd and the Coordinator of #ReadyToListen project. Catherine has been promoting the sexual rights of older people for over 30 years as a nurse in residential aged care, and academic and has coedited a book for Routledge, called Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People; Theory, Policy and Practice. See: https://www.opalinstitute.org/rights.html
Helen Walker is the Learning Specialist with The Older Person Advocacy Network. Helen has supported the design and development of the online #ReadyToListen education resources.