Hepatitis B - It's Family Business

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Event Details

When

Thursday 22 Feb 2018 at 08:30AM
Thursday 22 Feb 2018 at 12:45PM

Where

Bridges on Argyle, 84 Argyle Street, Traralgon, VIC, Australia

How Much

Free

Contact Details

Jenny Whyte  on 0438 442 187

Email

jenny.whyte@gphn.org.au

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About

The fastest rising cause of cancer death is from liver cancer, primarily caused by untreated chronic viral hepatitis. Understanding the need for long term management of hepatitis B is essential to reduce rapidly increasing rates of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.About 65% of people living with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. About half are undiagnosed and about 80% are not engaged in care.Research demonstrates that some GPs and nurses have low levels of knowledge regarding testing and treatment for chronic hepatitis B and lack understanding of how best to work with people from diverse backgrounds.This educational opportunity is based on the expertise of both Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM), and includes two components; one is informed by St Vincent's clinical practice and workforce development experience and the other by CEH's expertise in cultural competency and health literacy research and training. Our combined experience in practice and in collaboration with the communities ensure that our design and implementation are relevant to migrant and refugee communities as well as to primary health care workers.
Register here: https://www.gphn.org.au/events/hepatitis-its-family-business-2/