192559 - Working with suicidality
Suicide, suicidal crisis and its effects touches many lives and its consequences ripple throughout the community. Many GPs have, or will, experience potential suicide or suicide of patients, family or friends and this workshop aims to assist with prevention strategies and to lessen the impact of suicide on everyone's lives.Relevance to General Practice
Suicide prevention is a key government and community initiative with GPs playing an important role in identifying and supporting people at risk of suicide; and ensuring that they get the right help at the right time.
In South Australia, each year less than a half of people who suicide have had contact with mental health services. However, many of them have been to seen a General Practitioner or have spoken to someone indicating they are vulnerable. The World Health Organisation recognises that one of the 11 elements for suicide prevention is maintaining comprehensive training programs for identified gatekeepers and another as promoting the use of mental health services. The SA Government recognises the need for development of coordinated suicide prevention plans that bring together Local Health Networks and Primary Health Networks.
Suicide rates in South Australia recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are slightly above the national average
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Psychological health
Adelaide PHNThis activity is also available on these dates
Rydges, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide
Coopers Ale House, 560 Main North Road, Blair Athol
Venue 313, Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park