Activities that expand your general practice knowledge, skills and attitudes
Supporting Patient Care
Complete RAd Health Baseline and Induction Surveys:
Expand knowledge and/or improve practices when seeing young people in preparation for participating in RAd Health
Complete RAd Health online Induction training: (2 hrs)
Click here to access the online induction
Participate in the RAd Health Process Evaluation interviews
At 2 times during the trial, complete a 30 min. interview (via phone or Zoom) with a member of the RAd Health team. Questions will cover the impact of a rebate on the number of young people’s health assessments, continuity of care for young people, acceptability, harms, potential barriers, and facilitators to conducting the health assessments; discuss reasons why the intervention did or did not work at increasing adolescent health assessments.
Participate in the RAd Health audio diaries:
At six points during the year, complete audio or text diaries sent to a member of the RAd Health team. Topics will broadly cover: What worked well; what did not work well; unexpected conversations or outcomes; the effectiveness of the provided resources; possible improvements or suggestions for running the health checks.
Listen to a podcast or online tutorial:
Podcasts on a range of adolescent health topics you may feel you need further information about (see page 14 of the induction materials).
RACGP Curriculum and syllabus for Australian General Practice – Child and youth health: Click here to access this resource.
Start an evidence-based journal club. Some suggested readings relevant to RAd Health:
Topic: Young people and Mental health:
- Does screening for and intervening with multiple health compromising behaviours and mental health disorders amongst young people attending primary care improve health outcomes? A systematic review.
Marianne J. Webb, Sylvia D. Kauer , Elizabeth M. Ozer, Dagmar M. Haller and Lena A. Sanci
Topic: Youth-friendly primary care:
Tylee A, Haller DM, Graham T, Churchill R, Sanci LA. Lancet. 2007;369(9572):1565-73.
Kang M, Bernard D, Booth M, Quine S, Alperstein G, Usherwood T, et al. Br J Gen Pract. 2003;53(497):947-52
Epner JE, Levenberg PB, Schoeny ME. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(8):774-80
Topic: YP Health risks:
- Responding to young people’s health risks in primary care: A cluster randomised trial of training clinicians in screening and motivational interviewing.
Sanci L, Chondros P, Sawyer S, Pirkis J, Ozer E, Hegarty K, et al PLoS ONE. 2015;10(10):1-24.;
- ‘Adolescence is difficult, some kids are difficult’: general practitioner perceptions of working with young people.
Jarrett C, Dadich A, Robards F, Bennett D. Aust J Prim Health. 2011;17(1):54-9.
Klein JD, Wilson KM. J Adolesc Health. 2002;30(3):190-5.
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