This is a full-day interactive workshop focused on how carers support GPs in the delivery of care and treatment of patients in the community. The unique and intimate relationship between carers and patients helps reduce incidents, relapses and critical events, which also supports patient adherence to GP treatment plans, quality and continuity of care for patients. When: Saturday 17th December 2016 Where: Level 10, 213 Miller Street North Sydney Time: 9am-4pm Note: the Provider course fee for 2016 is $99.95 and payable upon enrolment.
Relevance to General Practice
Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have a chronic condition, disability, mental illness, substance misuse, terminal illness or frail aged to maintain independence, wellness and quality of life. Carers are often best placed to provide valuable patient information especially regarding changes in health. However, carers rely heavily on GPs for guidance, information, and referrals to services as they may not have any connections nor the knowledge and skills to navigate the healthcare system.
The relationship between GPs and carers presents an opportunity to improve community care outcomes. This activity, Supporting Carers in General Practice aims to encourage GPs to engage carers as partners in care to improve patient safety, quality of care and health and wellbeing.
- Describe the role of carers and the impact of caring on health and wellbeing
- Identify and describe the typography of carers within general practice
- Describe the importance of engaging carers within the regulatory framework that governs carers and patient treatment
- Identify obstacles to engaging carers
- Develop carer engagement strategies to improve treatment outcomes for patients