In January 2018 AIVL, in partnership with The ID Crowd and Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), announced the release of a new online training module designed to enhance communication and understanding between people who use drugs and healthcare professionals.
The ‘Normal Day’ podcast series and resources – created in collaboration with boutique learning consultancy, the ID Crowd – features conversations between a range of healthcare professionals and people who use drugs on the challenges and misunderstandings that occur within the clinical relationship. The opportunity for learning is delivered through an innovative series of podcasts and accompanying practical resources that follow the patient through the process of renewing a prescription.
The six part series includes interviews with GPs, pharmacists, researchers, emergency room physicians and GP receptionists who provide unique insights and rarely heard perspectives on the clinical relationship. A short trailer for ‘A Normal Day’ is available at https://vimeo.com/251587836. The full module is available on the ASHM Learning Portal – https://lms.ashm.org.au/
In August 2018, the A Normal Day module won first place in the coveted, International Brandon Hall Awards (see: www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/ ) in the ‘Unique or Innovative Learning Program’ category. This is a significant achievement and a reflection, in particular, of the vision, hard work and dedication of Jude Byrne and James Dunne at AIVL.