Providing quality healthcare for people addressing illicit substance use
This 1-hour interactive webinar provides an innovative and engaging learning environment for GPs to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in providing quality care for patients who use illicit drugs and/or alcohol and information on the options and pathways for dependence options e.g. Opioid Treatment.
This webinar employs a unique consumer-imbued training approach that provides GP participants with the opportunity to engage with people who have direct experience of illicit drug use and to benefit from their ‘real-world’ perspectives on drug use and accessing the health system.
Recent data shows that alcohol and other drug (AOD) use (including illicit drug use) is commonplace in Australia, and that general practice is the first point of contact with the health system for many people with AOD-related health issues.
If you are GP or someone working in general practice and would like to know more about illicit drug use in Australia and feel more confident talking with your patients about drug use issues, then this RACGP webinar may interest you.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Effective communication is used in challenging situations
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Continuity of care promotes quality and safety
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Addiction medicine
NSW Ministry of Health and NUAA (NSW Users and Aids Association)