Teaching Strategies For Menopausal Women

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Our group project is on menopause and our goal is for menopausal women to be able to identify coping mechanisms and alternative therapies to help them with signs and symptoms they may experience. Menopause is a normal transition that all women will experience at some time in their lifespan. During the transition phase it can affect cognitive (verbal memory), affective (verbal learning), and psychomotor (fine motor skills) in the first year after their last menstrual period (Anderson, 2013). It is important to teach our menopausal women that the memory problems that they experience is not because of sleep disruption or depression; it is because of hormonal fluctuations they are experiencing during the changes of life (Emling, 2013). At times…show more content…
According to Erickson’s Psychosocial Stages this encompasses both the stages of Generativity vs. Stagnation and Ego Integrity vs. Despair. The teaching strategies may vary depending on the patient and care needs to be individualized as signs and symptoms of menopause may vary from woman to woman. We will use a variety of teaching strategies that will help women learn to cope effectively with the symptoms of menopause. They will include role playing (as demonstrated in the skit we will perform), visuals such as poster boards, as well as various items that we will pass around to the audience so that they will be familiar with them. By using a variety of different teaching strategies, menopausal women can learn that there are various ways to cope with the symptoms and with effective teaching they will realize that menopause is a natural part of the ageing process in…show more content…
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