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Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

Rory C. O'Connor, Noel Sheehy

ISBN: 978-1-854-33290-5

Apr 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

168 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$64.95

Description

Beginning with a short history outlining different societies' attitudes to suicide, the book continues with a discussion of the difficulties of definition and measurement. The book includes a chapter on suicide letters and discusses whether they are a useful tool for understanding suicide. Finally, the book considers practical aspects and issues such as assisted suicide and suicide prevention.
Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Suicide in the History of Western Civilization.

2. Issues of Definition, Incidence and Measurement.

3. Suicidal Behaviour I: clinical Factors.

4. Suicidal Behaviour II: Social Factors.

5. Suicidal Behaviour III: Person Factors.

6. Suicide Communication I: Suicide Letters.

7. Suicide Communication II: Parasuicide.

8. Assisted Suicide.

9. Suicide Prevention.

References.

Index.

"A very rewarding read both for its quality of research review and for the sensitivity with which it approached the issues." Dave Mearns, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol 29, 2001

  • Beginning with a short history outlining different societies' attitudes to suicide, the book continues with a discussion of the difficulties of definition and measurement.

  • The book includes a chapter on suicide letters and discusses whether they are a useful tool for understanding suicide.

  • Finally, the book considers practical aspects and issues such as assisted suicide and suicide prevention.