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HEPReady Comprehensive (Workshop 11)

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Turning Point, Eastern Health

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Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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HEPReady Comprehensive is the follow-on workshop from HEPReady Essentials. It is assumed that people attending the course will have a reasonable understanding of basic hepatitis clinical facts.

This workshop explains the epidemiology of the major viral hepatitis at-risk groups, identifies the barriers that restrict people from seeking testing and treatment, and provides the skills to conduct empathetic conversations with clients who currently have or are at risk of contracting viral hepatitis.

The morning session will focus on the epidemiology and the barriers that restrict treatment for CALD communities (predominantly hepatitis B), drug injecting communities (predominantly hepatitis C) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (both hepatitis B and C).

The afternoon session will be entirely practical, focusing on the techniques of developing a care approach and care plan tailored to the needs of the individual client. Practical activities and role plays will be designed around topics such as empathetic listening, verbal and non-verbal cues, communicating with people of low literacy and using interpreters.

Learning outcomes:

a) Describe the history of the hepatitis virus, its medical ‘discovery’ and treatments.

b) Identify the at-risk communities for viral hepatitis B and C.

c) Identify the barriers to prevention, testing and treatment.

d) Identify the key messages in relaying information about viral hepatitis.

e) Describe the treatment system such that referral pathways can be identified.

f) Discuss the techniques of clinical empathy.

g) Adopt effective communication techniques (verbal and non-verbal).

h) Develop a care plan for an individual living with hepatitis in an at-risk community.

Presenter: Martin Forrest, Health Promotions Programs Manager, Hepatitis Victoria. For more than 10 years, Martin has been involved in programs such as Indigenous health, refugee and asylum seeker health, and general practice training. Martin worked in the Northern Territory for a number of years, and prior to this conducted research in biotechnology and vaccine development after completing his study in genetics. Martin is passionate about ensuring that disadvantaged and marginalised communities have equitable health outcomes.

Who should register? Any person with responsibility for assisting an individual at risk of, or living with, hepatitits B/C to manage their condition, including people working in the AOD sector, healthcare workers, nurses, mental health nurses and social workers.

Cost: $220 (Payable by Credit Card Only)

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street.

Cancellation Policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

General enquiries: Please contact Student Administration Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (03) 8413 8700 or email training@turningpoint.org.au


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