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A duty to care: Mental health service responses to family violence | RANZCP

11 October, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

A duty to care: Mental health service responses to family violence event details

Adjunct Professor Manjula O’Connor, author of Daughters of Durga Founding Director AustralAsian Centre for Human Rights and Health and recipient of the Meritorious Award from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ( Vic) 2023, has coordinated this important session, which I am participating in and am looking forward to lending the GP perspective to. Please share with your networks.

A/Prof Magdalena Simonis AM
President AFMW

About The Webinar

A duty to care: Mental health service responses to family violence

(Including diverse populations experiencing family violence)

Experiences of family domestic violence, although not a mental health diagnosis can cause, and exacerbate mental health problems, and pose serious risk to self or others.

Even though survivors are more likely to tell health professionals than others about intimate partner violence, it is rare that such disclosure occurs spontaneously. Psychiatrists have a duty to care, and must be open to the possibility of family violence at all times.

How common is FV in your practice? Are you more likely to see survivors? What about those from culturally diverse backgrounds? Or people who use violence? What is the trajectory of a survivor, starting from a General Practitioners consulting room, a referral, followed by experience in psychiatric setting, risk assessment, safety planning and further referral pathways?

The webinar will address the above questions.

Webinar presented by RANZCP Family Violence Psychiatry Network



Date: 6pm AEST 11 October 2023

Location: Online



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11 October, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
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