Reproductive medical ethics - This module will take an indepth look at the emotional psychology of the typical infertility patient. There has been much evidence that infertility treatments leave the patient with a syndrome similar to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) This course will cover topcs relevant to the field of reproductive medicine such as: guiding the patient through her treatments emotionally, and supporting the shen; not taking advantage of the fragile emotional state of the infertility patient; assessing and helping the patient to determine when treatments are no longer working, when to halt treatments; and how to emotionally go on.
Goals & Objectives
- To become familiar with emotional pitfalls during IVF procedures and reproductive medicine
- Understanding long term impacts of infertility
- How to support the emotionally fragile infertility patient
Why ethics are a part of treating infertility
What happens to the psyche - short and long term from infertility treatments
How to support a patient emotionally - short and long term