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Free Training: Preventing Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in RACS

The Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University are commencing a research project to evaluate a new short training course ``Preventing Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in Residential Aged Care Services”.

This training course will cover five key topics relevant to Residential Aged Care:

  1. Defining Unwanted Sexual Behaviour 

  2. Identifying characteristics of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour 

  3. Detection, Management and Support in Incidents of Unwanted Sexual 

  4. Managing Resident Perpetrators and Prevention strategies of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour 

  5. Handling and Disclosing Information Concerning Unwanted Sexual Behaviour 

We are seeking expressions of interest from subscribers who are nurses that are willing to participate.

The project involves the following:

1. An online 30-minute survey to be completed via Qualtrics prior to the short training course

2. Completed the short training course which will be online with academic staff facilitators, this requires a total of 1.5 to 3 hours learning time which can be spread over two weeks

3. A shorter, second on-line 20-minute survey to be completed after the short training course

4. A small number of participants will be invited to participate in an interview in the weeks after completing the second on-line survey (we expect that 1-in-5 will participate)

The short course is free to participants.

Participation in the study is voluntary and your responses will remain anonymous.

The project has approval from Monash University Ethics Committee 23702.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this short expression of interest survey: https://forms.gle/x7amFo2GXrw4yPk7A

To be eligible to participate you must be:

1. A nurse currently employed in residential aged care

2. Working in Australia

3. Have access to world wide web for online learning

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