Mind-melds and other tricky business: Threshold concepts in mental health preservice training

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Abstract

The incidence of diagnosed mental and behavioural disorders is increasing worldwide, contributing approximately 11% to the global burden of disease. In Australia, these disorders affect approximately 7.3 million people at some point in their lifetime, contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for contemporary healthcare practitioners, regardless of their speciality, to be equipped with the skills necessary to work effectively and ethically with people experiencing mental illness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture
EditorsEvie Kendal, Basia Diug
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages149-167
ISBN (Electronic)9783319654515
ISBN (Print)9783319654508
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2017

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Pretorius, L., & Ford, A. (2017). Mind-melds and other tricky business: Threshold concepts in mental health preservice training. In E. Kendal, & B. Diug (Eds.), Teaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture (pp. 149-167). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.