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Activity description

90500 - A pragmatic guide for GPs to suicide prevention

Edith Cowan University

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

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

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Personal health and wellbeing is evaluated, maintained and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Rural health
  • Adult health
  • Children and young people health
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Psychological health

Activity sponsor

Val Lishman Health Research Foundation
Specific requirements
Mental Health Cpd

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Tanya Meyer
T: 0475 705 417