Practical solutions to patient boundaries

1 June 2024

9.00am registration

9.15am-5.00pm workshop

Novotel Melbourne Central

399 Little Lonsdale Street


CPD information

ACEM, ACRRM, RACGP, RANZCO: 6.5 hours Educational Activity, 2 hours Reviewing Performance

A participation certificate will be issued when all three steps of this activity are completed.

If your college does not appear in the list above then you can use the certificate to self-report your participation to your college if appropriate.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity you should be able to:

  • list warning signs that boundaries may be vulnerable
  • describe strategies to use within each consult that minimise risks of boundary crossings and misunderstandings of a sexual nature
  • outline how being involved in a dual relationship with a patient may adversely impact the therapeutic relationship
  • describe communication strategies to set boundaries with patients
  • explain the process for ending the doctor-patient relationship
  • discuss principles that guide professional physical conduct with patients
  • summarise the unique issues of working in a rural environment in relation to maintaining professional boundaries with patients
  • discuss the issues to consider when approached for medical service or advice from a family member
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