Open Disclosure Training

SA Health has funded the delivery of Open Disclosure training, by the Cognitive Institute, until June 2020.  Participation in training helps SA Health meet the requirements of the Australian Open Disclosure Framework, and ensures that staff have the skills and for open, timely and honest communication with patients following an adverse event or incident .


The Cognitive Institute Open Disclosure workshops are delivered by senior clinicians using rehearsal and debriefing methods. Evaluation of the 2018 workshops indicated that SA Health staff, across professions and clinical divisions, found the training beneficial as it connected with their values and extended their confidence and skills.


As workshop places are limited, enrolment priority is given to staff identified by their managers as requiring the training. Open Disclosure workshops will be promoted at a local health network, or within a state-wide health service. 

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