In this episode Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, MS LMFT is joined by honored guest, Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN to discuss Cancer and Sexuality. Dr. Katz addresses the need for oncologists to break the silence on the topic of sexuality with their patients, how survivors and their partners can navigate vulnerable conversations about sexuality, and also how to find body acceptance after physical changes from cancer and its treatments.
Dr. Anne Katz is a certified sexuality counselor and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Manitoba. She is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She has educated thousands of cancer survivors and health care providers about cancer, sexuality, and survivorship. She is the author of going on 16 books for health care providers and readers on the topics of illness, sexuality and cancer survivorship.
"My professional life is focused on providing information, education and counseling to people with cancer and their partners about sexual changes that can occur during and after treatment.
But there is another important aspect to this work; I want every person with cancer to be able to have a discussion about sexuality with their health care providers. And so I travel around the world, teaching health care providers to ask their patients about this important part of quality of life."
Learn more about Dr. Katz, her books, podcast and her services at https://www.drannekatz.com/. Tune into her podcast, Sexually Speaking with Dr. Anne Katz, on popular podcast platforms or on her website.
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