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New ACRRM Online Learning Module available: the Rural Doctors' Family and Domestic Violence Education Package

"This was my first course on the role of a GP in dealing with victims of domestic and family violence and I learnt a lot. The course has changed my approach and thinking of how I do my consultations with victims of domestic and family violence. Thank you very much!"

- Dr Rodney Itaki

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is pleased to present our newest Online Learning Module: the Rural Doctors’ Family and Domestic Violence Education Package.

The module was developed by rural doctors for rural doctors and draws on the diverse experience of a national team of clinicians.  It aims to strengthen doctors’ capacity to address family violence within their rural and remote practice community. It is based on a series of clinically focused case-based discussions with emphasis on providing best practice responses at both the individual and the community level. 

The module is divided into six sections:

  1. Identifying Domestic Violence
  2. Understanding Domestic Violence
  3. Understanding the community - promotion, prevention, and health education
  4. Managing Domestic Violence
  5. Demonstrating appropriate attitudes in practice - understanding the role and responsibilities of the GP in helping patients affected by Domestic Violence
  6. Self-reflection.

It should take roughly six hours to complete. Complete each section to receive 30 Practice Reflective Professional Development points toward your ACRRM Professional Development Program. 

ACRRM members and RRMEO subscribers have complimentary access to the new module via out Online Learning Platform. Enrol or become a member today.

The module was funded through the Australian Government Department of Health and developed specifically for online delivery through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).