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187394 - Family abuse and violence: becoming a trauma-informed practice, including self-care

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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.

Relevance to General Practice

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.

Learning outcomes
  • Define trauma-informed care and how it can be implemented in general practice.
  • Describe the signs of stress, burnout and vicarious trauma, and describe practical tools to manage the emotional impact of working with survivors of family abuse and violence.
  • Discuss the role of the practice, utilisation of mentor/debriefing groups, and self-care in protecting against vicarious trauma.
  • Domains of General Practice

    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

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Doctor's health
    • Abuse and violence
    Activity sponsor

    Australian Government, Department of Health

    187394 - Family abuse and violence: becoming a trauma-informed practice, including self-care
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 HOUR
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    2 CPD
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