Module 5 encourages students to reflect on the importance
of being part of a team in responding to and managing family violence,
and act as an informed and effective communicator. The module content also
highlights key medical, legal and community referral pathways in discussing
the healthcare professional's role as part of a multidisciplinary and coordinated
team. At a community level, this module discusses the role healthcare professionals
play in engaging with communities to advocate for the prevention and intervention
of family violence.
Note: The quiz in this module is for the Australian context and international
students are encouraged to investigate the answers to the quiz questions
for the country they are training/working in.
After completing this module, you should be able
Recognise the importance of being a part of an informed primary healthcare
team that is knowledgeable about, and aware of, family violence
Identify the strategies you could employ in your future practice as a
healthcare professional to effectively communicating with other healthcare
professionals and patients/clients
Describe and identify medical, legal and community referral options and
pathways for patients/clients who have experienced family violence
Describe the role primary healthcare professionals can play in engaging
with the community to promote and advocate for improved prevention and
intervention strategies for family violence.
Now work your way through Learning Module 5 below ...