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Breakers Country Club

64 Dover Road

Wamberal, NSW 2260

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Keeping families safe: GPs response to family abuse and violence (DV) and working with local services.

Presented by :

Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh

MBBS(Syd) FRACGP

Medical Educator

Learning objectives. At the end of the session participants will

1. Recognise the signs and symptoms which can suggest family abuse and violence (DV) in patient presentations and be able to ask.

2. Be able to implement a safety and risk assessment.

3. Know the services working in the area and be able to engage their resources and work as a team.

4. Look at developing a whole of practice plan encompassing how to manage these presentations and support all members of the practice in this work.

Needs assessment

  1. The evidence is that victims of family abuse and violence are in the first incidence most likely to tell family and friends and after that most likely to tell their GP.
  2. GPs have received little training in this area and yet they are potentially able to assist to identify and assist with the safety of these patients and their children.
  3. The Central Coast Domestic Violence services have identified that they would like to work more with GP practices (They will be invited to present).

Self- care is an important issue when dealing with these presentations

Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh has been working in general practice for over 30 years. In the last 10 years she has been working in Aboriginal health on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory and in an Aboriginal general practice on the outskirts of Sydney. She has been a GP supervisor and involved in many aspects of GP education. Since 1992 she has worked on projects with RACGP in the area of Family Abuse and violence. She is co-editor with Prof Kelsey Hegarty of the RACGP 4th edition ‘Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice’. She is the chairperson for the RACGP Faculty of Specific Interest - Abuse and Violence in families Network. She is committed to keeping children safe.

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