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164663 - Working with People Experiencing Perinatal Depression

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Identification and treatment of perinatal depression including how to increase patient safety through risk assessment, suicide safety planning and escalation of care pathways.

Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, one in five mothers of children aged 24 months or less have been diagnosed with depression, and it is estimated that the same number experience perinatal anxiety. This is more than ‘baby blues’: in Australia suicide is the leading cause of maternal death in the first 12 months post partum. Continued research, including using Australian population studies, is helping us to better understand maternal and paternal risk factors, and allowing us better plan for early intervention using coordinated care. The Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines on working with families during the perinatal period include a clear recommendation that all clinicians involved in perinatal care should receive training in woman-centred communication skills, psychosocial assessment and culturally safe care.

Learning outcomes
  • Identifying postnatal depression in women, men and the impacts on infants and children.
  • Identification and treatment of perinatal depression including how to increase patient safety through risk assessment, suicide safety planning and escalation.
  • Identifying appropriate referral pathways for patients experiencing postnatal depression.
  • Delivery
    Title
    164663 - Working with People Experiencing Perinatal Depression
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    27-Aug-2019
    CPD
    2 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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