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.
|Title of host publication||Teaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture|
|Editors||Evie Kendal, Basia Diug|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Oct 2017|
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.