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A pragmatic guide for GPs to suicide prevention

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
6 hrs

Online learning tool to provide GPs with a pragmatic way to diagnose, treat and follow-up patients at risk of suicide

Relevance to General Practice

Three quarters of Australian people who die from suicide see their doctor within 3 months of doing so. There is great potential to intervene.]

Learning outcomes
  • develop and implement a practice protocol and decision tree for dealing with patients at risk of suicide.
  • assess patients' suicide risk considering the five contributing domains of a biological, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and environmental nature.
  • decide upon a treatment appropriate to level of risk, considering availability, accessibility, acceptability, efficacy and timeliness.
  • measure patient outcomes to determine if the treatment has diminished patient risk.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Fragmentation of care is minimised

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    Activity sponsor

    Val Lishman Health Research Foundation

     

    Delivery
    Title
    A pragmatic guide for GPs to suicide prevention
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    6 hrs
    Start Date
    14-Mar-2016
    End Date
    16-Dec-2020
    CPD Points
    12 cpd
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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