186378 - Orientation to the AOD treatment system
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The orientation to the AOD treatment system e-learning module is designed to improve a medical practitioner’s knowledge and confidence in identifying appropriate treatment options and referral pathways for patients presenting with AOD use concerns. In turn, this will help to improve confidence and willingness in providing an appropriate response/referral to patients with substance use concerns.Relevance to General Practice
Specialised AOD treatment services provide people with a range of accessible, patient-focused and evidenced based interventions to reduce AOD harms to individuals, families and the community. This includes the provision of comprehensive, specialised and effective multidisciplinary AOD assessment and treatment services in accordance with the National Drug Strategy and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy.
Medical practitioners should maintain a high level of awareness of substance use issues for all patients. The local medical practitioner is often the first point of call for people experiencing harms from AOD use or for those seeking support to address their use.
When a medical practitioner can understand the AOD treatment service system, they can help their patient navigate their way through it and obtain the best standard of care
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context
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
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Addiction medicine