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  • Suicide reporting in the media

    Suicide

    Appropriate reporting in the media can play an important role in preventing suicide and increasing public understanding.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Mar 2019
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #70
  • Recognising the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

    Māori

    This position statement aims to describe Te Tiriti within the context of improving hauora Māori (Māori health) and steps the RANZCP is taking to meet its responsibilities under Te Tiriti.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Feb 2022
    • Published in New Zealand
    • PS #107
  • The mental health impacts of climate change

    Climate & environment, Natural disasters & emergencies

    This position statement recognises the mental health impacts of climate change and supports policy change that addresses these impacts.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #106
  • Trauma-informed practice

    Trauma

    Trauma-informed practice is an evolving concept which emphasises that trauma is a possibility in the lives of all individuals and communities.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Nov 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #100
  • Voluntary assisted dying

    Ethics, Voluntary assisted dying

    The primary role of medical practitioners in end of life care is to facilitate good quality patient-centred care. This statement should not be taken as explicit or implied support of the legalisation of physician assisted suicide. 

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Sep 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #67
  • Whānau Ora

    Māori

    This statement affirms and strengthens the RANZCP's commitment to He Whakaputanga (Declaration of Independence) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) principles of tino rangatiratanga (self-determination), Māori health equity and meeting the needs of tangata whaiora.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: May 2021
    • Published in New Zealand
    • PS #104
  • The mental health needs of children in care or at risk of entering care

    Children & adolescents

    Children in care or at risk of entering care experience high rates of developmental and mental health problems, and therefore warrant special attention and priority access to multi-disciplinary mental health care that is competent in meeting their complex care needs.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #59
  • Refugee and asylum seeker health

    Asylum seekers and refugees, Social justice

    The RANZCP has endorsed this position statement from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Apr 2015
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external position
  • Dementia

    Dementia

    The RANZCP has endorsed this guideline produced by the University of Sydney Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.
    URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Feb 2016
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • De-prescribing cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine

    Dementia

    The RANZCP has endorsed this guideline produced by the University of Sydney Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Feb 2018
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Eating disorders CPG and associated resources

    Eating disorders

    Guidance on the clinical treatment of people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and ARFID. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2014
    • Published in Australia
  • Electroconvulsive therapy professional practice guideline

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Key practice considerations are the combination of dosing, electrode placement, pulse width, session frequency, concomitant medication and anaesthetic approach. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2019
    • Published in Australia
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

    Addiction, Alcohol, Perinatal

    The fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) hub Australia provides current and evidence-based information about FASD in Australia. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Sep 2019
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Informed financial consent

    Patient privacy & consent

    The RANZCP has endorsed this guideline produced by the Australian Medical Association (AMA). URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Sep 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Mood disorders clinical practice guideline

    Mood disorders

    Guidance on the clinical management of depressive and bipolar disorders, specifically focusing on diagnosis and treatment strategies. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Feb 2020
    • Published in Australia
  • Physical health

    Physical health

    Aims to inform the development of policy and guidelines for the treatment, management and monitoring of the physical health of people with an enduring psychotic illness. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Oct 2017
    • Published in Australia
  • Prescription opioids

    Opioids, Pain management

    The RANZCP has endorsed this guidance produced by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2009
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    PTSD

    The RANZCP has endorsed Phoenix Australia's Guidelines for the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD and Complex PTSD. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Mar 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Schizophrenia CPG and associated resources

    Schizophrenia

    Guidance addressing all aspects of the care of people with schizophrenia and related disorders. Includes correct diagnosis, symptom relief and recovery of social function.
    PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2016
    • Published in Australia
  • Psychiatric service delivery for older people with mental disorders and dementia

    Dementia, Old age

    A summary of evidence on effective models of psychiatry service delivery for older people. RANZCP has endorsed this resource produced by the Sax Institute. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
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