Unresolved childhood trauma including abuse (complex trauma) affects 5 million Australian adults. Such trauma is associated with substantial physical and mental health challenges and psychosocial issues. Daily and often unknowingly primary care practitioners see a number of such patients – with diverse presentations, high co-morbidity and/or unspecified pain (MUS).
By attending this RACGP QI CPD category 2 activity GPs and nurse practitioners will be alert to the possibility of trauma underlying presentations and discrete diagnoses. They will also acquire the skills to recognise, identify, respond and refer appropriately to improve patient health and wellbeing outcomes as well as practitioner self-care.