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4. Perinatal Depression: pathways to care: collaborative practice

  • : adelaide

his activity is part 4 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, where available, and collaboration between service providers. The need for knowledge concerning local referral pathways for different levels of risk, severity and complexity of mental health disorders are explored. Plans to illustrate such pathways will be used as examples to illustrate how one can lighten the load for some families.

This separate one hour activity is not accredited for MHST.
To complete the six hour MHST course, click here.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the duty of care and ethical importance of offering further assessment and/or treatment for those identified as requiring help following screening.
  • Discuss the importance of collaborative multidisciplinary care.
  • Recall the key considerations in screening and formulating a management plan that will recommend a pathway to care, with consideration given to issues of inclusivity and cultural sensitivity, as well as women’s health beliefs.
  • Improve women’s safety by discussing pathways to care and knowledge of local pathways.
  • Show awareness of legislation and understanding of professional responsibilities.

This education is also available as part of an Active Learning Module (ALM) consisting of six activities. We recommend that you complete all six activities in order to obtain maximum benefit from this education. The ALM can be found here.

The term Maternal Child Health Nurse (MCHN) has been used throughout this activity, however other terms may be used in different states and territories.

This education was prepared by ThinkGP.

Content partners: 

beyondblue

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Mental healthWomen’s health

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