163051 - Screening and Brief Intervention
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Relevance to General Practice
In the counselling environment, a well-established therapeutic alliance provides the necessary foundation for delivering a wide range of treatment interventions that enhance treatment outcomes. In the health environment, brief interventions are often delivered opportunistically to raise client’s awareness of the issues associated with their substance use.
Screening and brief interventions act to raise or highlight substance use as an issue and are designed to be delivered opportunistically or during regular consultations. Though short in duration, brief interventions can be delivered in one to five sessions, they can last from a few seconds to an hour. Brief interventions are effective when delivered by generalist health professionals as well as specialists.
This screening and brief intervention e-learning module is designed to improve knowledge and confidence in the evidence base; administration of appropriate screening tools and completion of a brief intervention.
- Interpret recent evidence to be able to identify opportunities for the delivery of screening and brief interventions with appropriate patient presentations.
- Apply the attributes of a therapeutic alliance to enhance patient-doctor communication and effective delivery of brief interventions.
- Perform a brief intervention using a practice-based framework with a patient who has alcohol and other drug concerns.
- Execute a brief intervention using validated screening tools and resources for a person with alcohol and other drug concerns.
- Evaluate a patient using a validated evidence based alcohol and other drug screening tool to ensure a systematic approach.