Explore, recognise, and learn management strategies to the vicarious trauma that primary care practitioners may experience.
Accreditation: Allocated 3 CPD Activity Points (Activity 204657) with RACGP | Allocated 2 CPD Activity Points (Activity ID 20297) with ACRRM
The recent climate of droughts and bushfires, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, has meant primary care practitioners have had to manage significant issues surrounding their patients trauma, mental health and associated issues. These issues can place a toll on the mental well-being of the primary care practitioner.
The purpose of this event is to explore, recognise, and provide some management strategies to the vicarious trauma that primary care practitioners may experience. In recognising vicarious trauma in the health profession, it is hoped that colleagues can be educated and be aware of the impact of vicarious trauma, for themselves and their peers.
Basia Radlinska is a Coffs Harbour based Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in the mental wellbeing of the health care practitioner. She works closely with various health practitioner groups to educate them on how to look after themselves and continues to undertake research in the area.
With Basia’s background and some case studies/examples from local
practitioners, the topic of vicarious trauma will be unpacked. What it is? How to recognise it? Why it might occur? What measures need to be put in place to manage it? How to assist colleagues who might be experiences issues?
What you will learn
- Explain how Vicarious Trauma can affect health professionals.
- Identify signs of Vicarious Trauma in themselves.
- Identify signs of Vicarious Trauma in colleagues.
- Implement effective measures to assist in the self-management of Vicarious Trauma.
- Support others who may be suffering issues associated with Vicarious Trauma.
- Institute workplace measures to reduce the impact of Vicarious Trauma in the health care setting.
- Allocated 3 CPD Activity Points (Activity 204657) with RACGP.
- Allocated 2 CPD Activity Points (Activity ID 20297) with ACRRM.
- 1.5 CPD hours for nurses and allied health professionals.