This course is based on an article published by the National Institute of Aging: a division of the National Institute of Health. The publication can also be found on the National Institute of Aging website. The publication describes hormones, menopause and hormone replacement therapies (HRT) including the risks and benefits of HRT.
This is a well written and easy to read article, full of helpful information for middle aged women who are experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms. . The NIA has a knack for presenting detailed subject matter in an easy to read and understand way. This course is an excellent reference for nurses, clinical social workers and mental health professionals that work with women.
Social workers, nurses, professional counselors, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course on hormones and menopause.
This course may also be helpful for dieticians and nutritionists who work with women who are middle age or older. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their clinical skills with women and middle aged clients.
Author: National Institute on Aging
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding hormones and menopause. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify the causes of symptoms of menopause.
· Recognize the intervention choices available for symptomatic menopausal women.
· Distinguish risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy.
Citation: The National Institute on Aging, A division of the National Institutes of Health. (2012). Hormones and Menopause Tips from the National Institute on Aging. NIH Publication NO. 09-7482
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