Mental health

Webinar: Antidepressants in primary care

WEBINAR: Associate Professor David Menkes and Professor Bruce Arroll discussed the evidence for the benefit for antidepressants in primary care, as well as cases to support key points.

Event: Mental health seminar 2017

Saturday 14 October 2017

The Auckland Faculty of the RNZCGP, in conjunction with the Goodfellow Unit are pleased to present this years workshop on mental health.

The day will cover topics from depression and drug use, to communication skills and medication. We cover the lifespan, from childhood and family issues, to adolescence and adulthood. We also have presentations from GPs using targeted therapeutic techniques in their practice.

Clozapine. Malignant constipation can kill

Clozapine is used for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Agranulocytosis and neutropenia are the usual concerns but there are more deaths from ileus/megacolon.

Webinar: Prescribing antipsychotics in primary care

Webinar with Associate Professor David Menkes. David is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (PhD 1983, Yale), and a continuing interest in the optimal use and toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry.

Stillborn children: photographs may help the healing

How clinicians’ handling of this can traumatise the parents or when done well, can lead to a valued experience.

The Happiness Trap

Dr Russ Harris talks about the happiness trap. Russ is an international best selling author of a self help book titled the happiness trap. He is a world expert in acceptance and commitment therapy. Russ started his career as a GP and are now a published author and now work as a therapist and trainer.

 

Self-care in trauma-informed organisations

This course is about your wellbeing. The vulnerable children’s/tamariki workforce is often exposed to practice experiences and life stories that are hard to hear and presented with behaviours that are difficult to understand and manage. It is common for people working  with vulnerable children/tamariki to experience stress and at times secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue or burnout.

The course aims to help you understand how trauma can affect people who support, protect and serve vulnerable children/tamariki and families/whānau.

Decision-making capacity: the legal aspects

In this course, you will learn about the legal process that follows a capacity assessment. It follows on from Assessing decision-making capacity - the clinical basics, where we covered the relevant principles when assessing decision-making capacity for consent to healthcare, and demonstrated how to perform a capacity assessment using a 3-stage approach.

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