AJGP Clinical Challenge December 2018: Prevention

  • : Online

To discuss prevention in general practice in Australia.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to deliver preventive healthcare, ranging from the prevention and early detection of diseases to the maintenance of good health. Specific demographics often lend themselves to targeted preventive strategies: for example, studies have shown that patients with severe mental illnesses are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, while children and older patients are vulnerable to heat-related disease. A particular focus in the Australian landscape is the prevention of alcohol-related harms in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Adolescents are susceptible to risk-taking behaviour and are likely to obtain lifelong benefits from preventive measures that minimise dangerous behaviours and the formation of unhealthy habits. Although this is far from an exhaustive list, it is important for GPs to be attuned to opportunities for the implementation of preventive care.
References on file.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe potential strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Discuss the benefits and harms associated with cancer chemoprevention in primary care
  • Identify ways to minimise the risk of heat-related disease in vulnerable populations
  • Outline evidence-based interventions for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illnesses
  • List and describe common manifestations of risk-taking behaviour in adolescents
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Children and young people health
    • Psychological health
    Online Learning
    AJGP Clinical Challenge December 2018: Prevention
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 hrs
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    4 cpd
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