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The Teaching and Learning of Psychological Trauma – a Moral Dilemma

Farrell, Derek and Taylor, Charlotte (2017) The Teaching and Learning of Psychological Trauma – a Moral Dilemma. Psychology Teaching Review, 23 (1). pp. 63-70. ISSN 0965-948X

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The global burden of psychological trauma cannot be overstated. Both natural disasters and wars account for much of the global burden of trauma. Natural disasters affect some 250 million people each year. The World Bank (2011) estimates 1.5 billion people of the world’s population currently live in countries afflicted by political or criminal violence and war. It has been estimated that some 500 million people worldwide suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders; a majority is women and children. Psychological trauma darkens and scars people’s lives – it is a silent epidemic because much of that trauma remains hidden, especially in the developing world: unrecognised, undiagnosed, and therefore untreated.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Post-traumatic stress disorder, natural disasters, war, teaching methods, emotional responses
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Derek Farrell
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 13:11
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 13:11

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