102912 - Victorian rural clinical network for unintended pregnancy and abortion
Meeting Location: When registering you can select to attend via videoconference or at a Murray PHN regional site (Mildura, Bendigo, Shepparton, Albury). Network meetings will run four times a year for an hour.
The network is open to all practitioners working in rural locations and metropolitan practitioners supporting rural workforce development.
The network relates to the clinical care and pathways for women experiencing unintended pregnancy and abortion in rural Victoria. The areas of focus include medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP), health pathways related to the MTOP process, uptake of effective contraception post abortion, and service system development.
Facilitated by Dr Paddy Moore, Head of the Choices Clinic, The Royal Women’s Hospital. Dr Moore will offer some case studies for discussion.
A number of practitioners involved in the provision of abortion services in rural Victoria have expressed interest in collaborating to provide leadership, peer learning, and clinical service development for unplanned pregnancy and abortion in the rural context. It is anticipated the establishment of a clinical network would contribute to this expressed interest, and assist in building the capacity of the rural sector to proactively develop and deliver a responsive and inclusive service system for women experiencing unintended pregnancy and abortion.Learning outcomes