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190031 - Cornerstones of Sexual Health Care

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A patient’s sexual history tells a great deal about the patient’s condition and risk. Sexual history taking is traditionally not well covered in medical schools. It is not a difficult concept but takes confidence. In this module you will gain some tips into how to take a good history about someone’s sexual activity - what is important and what is irrelevant. We will also look at issues of access to medical care related to costs and usage of Medicare by young patients. This module can be part of the ALM Facets of Rural Sexual Health Practice.

Relevance to General Practice

The majority of Sexual and Reproductive Health care is conducted by General Practitioners. This is a challenging area of medicine as it is a private issue for most patients and requires a sensitive approach and cross cultural mindfulness. The challenges can be intensified in rural and remote communities with overlapping relationships where health professional are very much a part of communities . This can lead to the perception of less confidentiality, which is not shown in research, but never the less important to address. The General Practitioner with a good understanding of issues facing rural sexual health practice will be more at ease to provide best practice medicine in this interesting yet challenging field. See attached supporting document.

Learning outcomes
  • You will be able to conduct a sexual health interview to ascertain patient’s risks and sexual health needs.
  • You will be able to advise patients on Medicare
  • You will explore the models of health care delivery in rural and remote areas.
  • 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

    • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

    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 dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Children and young people health
    • Men's health
    • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
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    190031 - Cornerstones of Sexual Health Care
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