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184829 - Care of people with cerebral palsy in general practice MCQs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
1 hr

This activity provides an overview of aetiology, diagnosis, management and care of people with cerebral palsy as they present in general practice. It is based on The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the Centre for Developmental Disability Health, Monash Health, and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 2018 factsheet series Cerebral palsy for general practitioners. The activity provides guidance around management of common health and psychosocial issues experienced by individuals with cerebral palsy and their families. This includes assessment, management, follow-up and referral.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs play a central role in ensuring that people with cerebral palsy are provided with continuous, high quality care throughout their lives. GPs need to recognise early signs of cerebral palsy and coordinate care for patients including annual health assessments, regular review and referral to specialist services.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline procedures and tools to enable proactive care of people with cerebral palsy to ensure the identification of health conditions and development of effective management plans.
  • Identify strategies you can implement in your practice to help overcome common barriers to healthcare experienced by people with a disability.
  • Describe the roles of allied health, nursing and medical professionals in the care of people with cerebral palsy, and describe how the GP can work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Develop a comprehensive practice plan to implement appropriate patient recall and follow-up for patients with cerebral palsy.
  • Identify appropriate Medicare-funded services to support proactive and comprehensive care for a person with cerebral palsy in general practice.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Barriers to equitable access to quality care are addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Duty of care is maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Children and young people health
    • Individuals with disabilities
    Partnering organisations

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    184829 - Care of people with cerebral palsy in general practice MCQs
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hr
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    CPD Points
    2 cpd
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