187394 - Family abuse and violence: becoming a trauma-informed practice, including self-care
Previous activities have covered identification and management of family abuse and violence, but the best level of care is achieved through an entire practice playing their role. It’s also pivotal that GPs look after themselves, to ensure they are the best source of care for patients. Clinicians know how to advise patients about how to look after themselves, but often do not extend the same care to themselves, or their colleagues.
Trauma-informed care and practice acknowledges the prevalence of trauma, alongside awareness and sensitivity of how trauma can affect people’s lives. Trauma-informed care and practice considers the physical, psychological and emotional safety of individuals, as well as service providers.
This activity aims to help participants implement trauma-informed care in their practice, including self-care.
Clinicians know how to talk to patients about how to look after themselves, but are not always good at looking after themselves or their colleagues.
As many as 1 in 3 GPs are experiencing signs of burnout at any point in time. It is important to recognise the early signs of burnout within ourselves before this continues to escalate.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Effective communication is used in challenging situations
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices
D4. Professional and ethical role
Personal health and wellbeing is evaluated, maintained and developed
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Effective clinical leadership is demonstrated
- Adult health
- Doctor's health
- Abuse and violence
Australian Government, Department of Health