Date

25 Jul 2022

Time

All Day

Sexual Violence in Adults for Doctors (3 units – multiple intakes for each)

Information Link:

Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults – Public Health and Preventive Medicine (monash.edu)

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Accreditation
RACGP ACRRM ACN ACEM
Who should attend?

Each Unit is designed for medical practitioners, nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who care for patients who may have experienced sexual violence.

Unit 1 – Sexual Violence: Drivers and Impacts

Unit 1 will provide an evidence-based overview of sexual violence prevalence, drivers, short- and long-term impacts on individuals and the community and an overview of justice responses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Determine indicators of sexual violence and assess patient risk.
  • Determine short and long-term health impacts of sexual violence and incorporate into patient management
  • Integrate impacts of vicarious trauma and unconscious bias into self-care and patient care management.
  • Integrate discussion on the role of police, the justice system and confidentiality into patient reporting options.

Doctor Intakes commencing:  28 March / 23 May / 20 June

Unit 2 – Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults

Unit 2 focuses on the patient consultation, medical care and documentation and referrals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prioritise and integrate the complex elements of sexual violence disclosures into patient care
  • Construct a trauma-informed patient management plan for patients who disclose sexual violence
  • Identify the key ethical, medical, and forensic issues that need to be addressed in patients disclosing sexual violence

Doctor Intakes commencing:  30 May / 25 July / 15 August

Unit 3 – Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients

Unit 3 covers immediate and long-term care for individuals who are known to be at a higher risk of experiencing sexual violence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify forms of sexual violence experienced by at-risk patients and address barriers to disclosure.
  • Apply and integrate understanding of intersectionality and response frameworks into healthcare for patients from at-risk cohorts who disclose sexual violence.
  • Formulate patient-focused healthcare for at-risk patients who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Evaluate patient needs and apply understanding of psycho-social support services to provide referrals that address a patient’s complex and diverse needs and pathway for recovery.

Doctor Intakes commencing: 1 August  / 19 September / 10 October

The curriculum is patient-centred and recognises and addresses the risk of vicarious trauma for health practitioners in caring for victim/survivors of sexual violence.

The program is designed to be practical and the practice-focused units will include a Sexual Assault Response Resource developed by specialist forensic medical practitioners. This guideline will support workplace operationalisation of course learning.

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