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190976 - Intimate Partner Violence

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Intimate partner violence is also commonly referred to as ‘domestic violence’ or ‘family violence’ and has a detrimental impact on a person’s physical and mental health. This CPD accredited activity aims to assist GPs in identifying and supporting patients experiencing abuse from a current or former partner (eg husband/wife, boy/girlfriend or lover) and therefore improve their health outcomes.
This course is comprised of six modules:
• Understanding intimate partner violence (IPV)
• Recognising and facilitating disclosure of IPV
• Responding based on a person’s readiness to act
• Assessing risk and safety planning
• IPV and vulnerable populations
• Working with children and perpetrators of IPV

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately 1 in 6 Australian women and 1 in 16 men have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous cohabiting partner. Additionally, almost 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced emotional abuse from a current or previous partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) causes physical, emotional, sexual, economic and social harm to those in the relationship, including the children. The victims of IPV also present to GPs more frequently than non-abused persons, however often do not disclose the abuse as the cause of their injuries or illnesses. GPs therefore need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of IPV and inquire about possible abuse where suspected. GPs also need to know how to respond to disclosures of IPV and manage risks to ensure the safety of the victim and any children involved, and this course will explore this aspect of a GP’s role.

Learning outcomes
  • Provide an overview of intimate partner violence, its prevalence, presentations and possible signs and symptoms in the clinical setting.
  • Discuss the impact of intimate partner violence on the victim and any children involved.
  • Describe how to facilitate disclosure of intimate partner violence and the advanced listening and responding skills required when dealing with IPV.
  • Assess risk for families where intimate partner violence is occurring and suggest appropriate steps to help minimise the risk.
  • Identify when to refer a patient to an external service and list possible referral networks and resources.
  • Domains of General Practice

    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

    • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Personal health and wellbeing is evaluated, maintained and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Patient confidentiality is managed appropriately

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Children and young people health
    • Men's health
    • Women's health
    • Abuse and violence
    190976 - Intimate Partner Violence
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    6 hours
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    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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