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dc.contributor.authorHawgood, Jacinta L
dc.contributor.authorKrysinska, Karolina E
dc.contributor.authorIde, Naoko
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.contributor.editorProfessor R. M. Harden
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:41:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:41:56Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:53:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0142-159X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01421590701753542
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22464
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the need and feasibility of developing a national suicide prevention (SP) curriculum for undergraduate medical students. Design: Exploratory study using semi-structured phone interviews and surveys. Data was obtained from ten (out of 15) Australian Medical Schools (AMS), 373 medical students from one Queensland medical school, and 24 Australian General Practitioners, between April and June, 2006. Results: Convergent views of AMS, medical students, and GPs revealed a high need and support for SP curricula, especially on skills-based education. Students who previously received SP education rated themselves significantly higher on skills-based SP abilities than those who had not. Over one-third of GPs had not received SP training from their universities (37.5%), yet 66% had experienced a case of suicide among their patients, and a third recorded on average a case of suicide every two years. The majority of students and GPs rated themselves as least competent on skills-based SP capabilities, yet rated these capabilities very high in importance for the medical profession. Whilst 80% of AMS provides some form of SP education, the quantity and quality of this is divergent. All AMS indicated support for a more uniformed SP curriculum, identified priority SP topics and delivery mechanisms, and 80% agreed to participate in a future piloting of a SP curriculum. Conclusions: SP curriculum may positively impact on student's perceived competency. Skills-based SP curricula were highly recommended to improve 'hands-on' assessment, intervention and management capabilities. Further consultation is required with all AMS to specify structure and resource needs for a national SP curriculum.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma Health Care
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom287
dc.relation.ispartofpageto295
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedical Teacher
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleIs suicide prevention properly taught in medical schools?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorHawgood, Jacinta L.
gro.griffith.authorIde, Naoko
gro.griffith.authorKrysinska, Karolina E.


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