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Correctional Services Healthcare Summit

Addressing the gaps and improving the continuum of care into the community

10- 11 September 2019 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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overview

The correctional services setting is a challenging environment in which to provide quality health care. The individuals in Australia’s correctional facilities often face complex problems with their health and wellbeing both within the prison setting and post-release.

The 2019 Correctional Services Healthcare Summit returns to Melbourne and will gather health service directors and managers from a selection of state government agencies, key stakeholders, nurses, and doctors from correctional facilities and community health professionals from across Australia to discuss how best to improve care for this sector of the community.

Keynote address from:
Deaths in custody: Impact on witnesses and what can be improved
John Lock, Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland

Topics include:

  • Overcoming inequities and improving access to hepatitis C treatment in WA prisons
  • Understanding the relationship between mental illness and offending: Steps toward effective intervention
  • Jail Craft – Superpower or mythical beast?
  • Meth city: Addressing the underlying root cause of addiction in prisoners
  • Improving the health of people transitioning back into the community: The Health After Release from Prison (HARP) project
  • Significant reduction in hospital transfer rate with deployment of emergency physician telehealth service
  • Working with people who present with complex behaviours within an NDIS framework
  • Chronic Disease Burden and Care Planning in Western Australian Prisons
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian youth justice system: Prevalence and implications
  • The physical and mental health of young people in youth detention: A global scoping review
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Advance care planning and voluntary assisted dying in the prison context

 

This conference has been approved for 14.5 CPD hours by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Continuing Professional Development Program

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agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Rohan Borschmann, Senior Research Fellow and Psychologist, Justice Health Unit, The University of Melbourne

9:00 am

  • Number and percent of chronic disease and how we compare to the community
  • Demographics of those with chronic diseases
  • Innovatively addressing disease burden, providing continuity of care using a state-wide electronic health record and standardised care planning

9:40 am

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

The physical and mental health of young people in youth detention: A global scoping review

Dr Rohan Borschmann, Senior Research Fellow and Psychologist, Justice Health Unit, The University of Melbourne

11:25 am

  • An overview of the recent prevalence study of FASD and other neurodevelopmental impairments conducted at Banksia Hill Detention Centre in Western Australia
  • The workforce development component, including a demonstration of training resources aiming to upskill justice professionals in the management of young people with neurodevelopmental impairments
  • The implications of this research, and related recommendations

12:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Deaths in custody: Impact on witnesses and what can be improved

John Lock, Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

  • What is “jail craft” and how does it keep healthcare workers safe
  • The subtle art of saying NO
  • Building rapport in a correctional setting
  • Prison politics – The complexities of life behind the wire for both prisoners and staff

2:20 pm

  • The PEP is proving to be a positive intervention for male and female parolees enrolled in the Commit2Change program in Alice Springs
  • The program is being presented by DASA workers as part of their input to the Commit2Change program
  • Evaluation relating to the effectiveness of the PEP in promoting motivation and resilience amongst participants

2:55 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:55 pm

  • Outline VAD law in Victoria
  • Victorian Government policy regarding VAD and end of life care for prisoners
  • Balancing conscientious objections and prisoner rights
  • Practical challenges in implementing VAD in prison

4:45 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

Networking Function

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

  • Bridging the gap between area mental health services and community corrections –Looking at ways that services can work together to ensure appropriate service provision to clients with mental health issues and subsequent offending histories
  • Navigating area mental health services from a forensic perspective- Looking at referral pathways to area mental health services from prison, community corrections, courts and other custodial services

9:35 am

  • Working with customers that have complex presentations that intersect with the justice service system
  • What does therapeutic support look like in practice for our NDIS participants?
  • Managing the challenges in working with the NDIS and complex customers

10:10 am

  • 12-month audit of 1000+ referrals to an innovative corrections telehealth service
  • Initiatives deployed including clinical pathways
  • Technology demonstration (secure referral portal, videoconferencing, prescriptions, reporting)
  • Casemix of referrals, outcomes, hospital transfer rates
  • Corrections staff satisfaction

10:45 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:15 am

  • DOJWA implements a comprehensive approach to address hepatitis C in prison, incorporating use of technology, a multidisciplinary approach, region specific pathways and partnerships with continuity across the state
  • Partnerships were developed to provide all prisoners access to hepatitis C treatment in a multi-award-winning collaboration
  • Prevalence has decreased by 6.7% since the introduction of DAAs

12:25 pm

  • Adults released from prison are at high risk of non-fatal overdose, particularly in the 14 days immediately following release
  • Focusing solely on opioid overdose will result in most non-fatal overdose related harm being missed
  • Relying on self-report of non-fatal overdose is likely to miss people at increased risk of future non-fatal overdose who could be identified through medical records

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

  • Advantages of using telehealth in the corrections context
  • How to implement telehealth solutions in corrections
  • Questions to ask your potential provider
  • Tips to include in the contract with the telehealth provider

2:45 pm

  • The changing prisoner population which has significantly impacted access to drug rehabilitation programs
  • An innovative approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, delivered within the prison walls, that focusses on “I have a life’s not working problem” instead of “you have a drug problem”
  • How targeting the underlying root cause of addictive behaviours significantly reduces relapse rates and therefore recidivism rates

3:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:30 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

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speakers

Dr Rohan Borschmann

Senior Research Fellow and Psychologist, Justice Health Unit, The University of Melbourne

Dr Joy Rowland

Director Medical Services, Department of Justice WA

Anne Morrison

Service Coordinator Chronic Disease, Department of Justice WA

Priscilla Moore

District Manager, Prison and Watch Houses, Primary Health Care Branch, Top End Health Service

Dy Kelaart

District Manager, Prison and Watch Houses, Primary Health Care Branch, Central Australia Health Services

Hayley Passmore

PhD Candidate, Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia

John Lock

Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland

Emma Heerschop

Registered Nurse, Maryborough Correctional Centre

Carla Vernon

Clinical Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Student, Woodford Correctional Centre

Dr Andrew Ramsay

Coordinator Peace Education Program, Adelaide Women's Prison

Denise Sticklen

Nurse Unit Manager Townsville Prison Health Services, Townsville Men's Correctional Centre /Townsville Women's Correctional Centre

Joanna Green

Principal, HIVE Legal

Linda Nolte

ACPA Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

Cathy Cooper

Forensic Clinical Specialist, Eastern Health

Wayne Zahra

General Manager, Mentoring Services, Disability Services Australia (DSA)

Zoe Harrison

Senior Psychologist, Mentoring Services, Disability Services Australia (DSA)

Dr Jon Field

CEO/Founder, DOCTO

Courtney Mickan

Senior Project Officer BBV, Department of Justice WA

Craig Cumming

Research Fellow/PhD Candidate, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia

Claire Keen

Research Assistant/Unit Manager, Justice Health Unit, University of Melbourne

Carlie Andrews

Associate, Hive Legal

Sarah Williams

Product Manager & Clinical Specialist- Clinical & Coordination Services Telstra Health

Tabitha Corser

Program Director, Whitehaven Clinic

when & where

10 - 11 Sep 2019

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9250 1888
https://www.tfehotels.com/brands/rendezvous-hotels/rendezvous-hotel-melbourne

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