FPD training for doctors and professional nurses

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) conducted training for doctors and professional nurses in Buffalo City recently.

One of the strategies used to fight gender based violence is the building of broader institutional responses to GBV, as well as to enhance reporting and response mechanism for women affected by GBV across the Metro.

Some of the topics covered included:

  • Understanding Sexual and Gender Based Violence

  • Clinical aspects of the Medico – legal process

  • Pre-test counselling

  • History taking, general exam and genital examination

  • Adult and children consideration

  • Forensic aspects of the Medico – legal processes

  • Evidence collection, documentation

  • Role of SAPS in handing evidence

  • Holistic Management of SGBV

  • South African legal system

  • Relevant legislation

  • Sexual offences and the law

This was also done to improve the services provided at the Thuthuzela Care Centres and for each role player to know their respective duties.

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