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ERIC Number: ED153090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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Sexuality in the Doctor/Patient Relationship: Learning Module for Medical Students.
Moy, Caryl; Wingrove, Sue
This paper describes a module incorporated into the curriculum at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The module helps the medical students see how their own feelings are inevitably involved in the doctor/patient relationship. A distinction between sex and sexuality is made and discussed. Sex is used as a limited term referring to one's reproductive system and having to do with biology, anatomy and physiology. Sexuality is seen as a broader term referring to the fusion of sex with personal identity. A film, "Sex and the Professional," is shown and discussed. This serves as a catalyst for students to recognize their own feelings of sexuality regarding patients, and to share methods for handling them constructively. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (New York, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility