Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Reproductive Coercion and Abuse (RCA) are very common in Australia, with one study finding rates of 37% amongst general practice patients. The health impacts of this abuse are many, but can be reduced by effective primary care. There are a number of barriers to the identification and care of patients experiencing abuse, but training can increase GP confidence and skills in identifying and caring for these patients.
- Discuss the prevalence of IPV and RCA
- Discuss the health impacts of IPV and RCA
- Discuss barriers to identifying people experiencing IPV and RCA
- Appropriately respond to a disclosure of IPV and RCA
- Discuss possible referral options for a patient experiencing IPV and RCA
- Understand the importance of self-care for clinicians
Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion and Abuse eLearning
Clinicians will increase their confidence and capacity to recognise, respond and refer where a patient experiences IPV and RCA and implement screening for IPV and RCA by completing this eLearning course.
The IPV and RCA eLearning course consists of 6 online self-paced modules, each approximately 1 hour in length.
“Thank you so much for your prompt assistance! Indeed the course has been useful. I was able to delve deeper into a consultation regarding an unplanned pregnancy and discovered issues with the patient’s marriage, which may not have been revealed otherwise. I am very pleased i got the opportunity to participate in the course.” – Doctor
“I found the course very informative and relevant to my clinical work.” – Doctor
“I did the Safe to Tell elearning modules last night – I thought it was brilliant, really well done. Very practical, and of course it’s great that it’s WA specific.” – Doctor
You will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to receive RACGP or ACRRM CPD hours when all components of the training are completed. You will still receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to receive RACGP and ACRRM CPD hour if you do not participate in the research.