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Managing the perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

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In a 2011 Census, around 1 in 4 Australian residents were found to have been born overseas. This module outlines common issues affecting the perinatal care needs of women from culturally diverse backgrounds.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:
  • Outline common issues that affect access to perinatal mental healthcare for women from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds.
  • Identify factors relating to cultural inclusion and competency that help improve mental healthcare for women from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds.
  • Discuss the key considerations in screening and referral pathways to formulate management plans that address issues of inclusion and cultural sensitivity.
  • Describe the importance of a team approach to mental healthcare for women of culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds.
  • Identify the information available to help support and educate women and their partners from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds.
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Managing the perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds - education
Managing the perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds - evaluation