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106432 - Working effectively with people affected by forced adoption - for GPs

  • : Online

This free 2-hour course provides a brief overview of the past forced adoption policies and practices in Australia, and guidance on delivering effective care for people with forced adoption experiences. 

This course is designed to support GP's who are currently working, or who plan to work, with people affected by past forced adoption policies and practices. 

General Practitioners are able to claim Continued Professional Development (CPD) points by completing this course.

Relevance to General Practice

Forced adoption has affected an estimated 250,000 Australians, with far reaching impacts including grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, problems with self-identity and relationships (Kenny et al., 2012, Higgins, 2010). Past forced adoption policies and practices is particularly relevant to the profession of general practice. General Practitioners and other medical practitioners of the 1940s to 1980s were often complicit in the forced adoption practices that are now considered unlawful and unethical (Senate Community Affairs References Committee, 2012), and would benefit from a greater understanding of what practices occurred and why. GP's are often the first point of contact for individuals seeking mental health assistance and therefore may be more likely to encounter people with a forced adoption history. It will be important for GP's to be able to better identify those who have been affected by past forced adoption practices, and know how to respond sensitively and with care.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the key principles for delivering effective care for people affected by past forced adoption experiences
  • Describe the key considerations for identifying people affected by past forced adoption experiences, and techniques for clarifying their needs
  • Outline the key principles of building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship with patients
  • Outline appropriate referral processes and resources to support people affected by past forced adoption experiences
  • Delivery
    Title
    106432 - Working effectively with people affected by forced adoption - for GPs
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    01-Jan-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    2 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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