Family Violence GP Education Program - facilitated by Dr Niroshe Amarasekera
Face to face and digital 27 Sep, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)
According to new research, one-in-three Melbourne mothers are abused by their partner before their first child turns 10 years old, but the majority do not disclose the abuse to medical professionals.
GPs and their practice teams have a significant role to play in responding to and caring for patients who are experiencing family violence. The RACGP’s Family Violence GP Education Program is designed to build your skills, understanding and confidence in caring for patients and their family members affected by family violence.
Join experienced medical educator and facilitator, Dr Niroshe Amarasekera to discuss, share and develop knowledge of family violence via peer-group learning activities.
Meeting 1: Tuesday 27th September 6:30pm-8:30pm
Meeting 2: Tuesday 11th October 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Discuss the various forms of family violence
- Identify indicators that a person might be experiencing family abuse or violence
- Manage patient’s disclosure of information relevant to family violence in a sensitive and timely manner
- Describe the DV-related referral and support pathways
- Outline the responsibilities of GPs under the new Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM Framework
This event attracts 40 CPD points
This event is part of Family Violence GP Education Program. Events in this series are:
Dr Niroshe Amarasekera
Dr Niroshe is heavily involved in medical education having held teaching positions at both Monash and Melbourne Universities, and currently works at the EVGPT one day per week. She is passionate about educating the next generation of GP’s and has created an excellent and supportive learning environment for all students and GP registrars who are fortunate enough to be placed at our practice. Dr Niroshe was awarded the very prestigious award of 2018 Supervisor of the Year – Metropolitan by Eastern Victorian GP Training and in 2019 was awarded RACGP’s Victorian General Practice Supervisor of the Year.