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The internet as a resource for teaching students about the features of psychosis: a case report


Pridmore, S and Walter, G, The internet as a resource for teaching students about the features of psychosis: a case report, Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 1, (4) pp. 207-211. ISSN 2146-8354 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5455/jcme.20130527113556


Patients with florid psychosis are not always available to be interviewed for teaching purposes. In this regard, resources on the web can prove useful. We sought to describe a case of psychosis, available on the internet, which has potential as a teaching tool. The material identified included hand written notes and audio recordings by a woman who subsequently murdered her son and completed suicide. These materials were released by the police.The materials provide evidence of bizarre delusions, auditory hallucinations and lack of insight. There is also a suggestion of a degree of healthy functioning, insofar as one recording apologizes to the business where the murdersuicide was later performed.The internet contains potential valuable patient materials that may be used for teaching medical students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:audio recordings, medical students, patient notes, psychosis, teaching
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:88474
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-02-04
Last Modified:2014-05-29
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