450 Pages
    by Routledge

    456 Pages
    by Routledge

    Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world. Expensive in terms of the human cost and associated suffering, the economic costs, the social costs and the spiritual costs, it affects millions of people every year.

    This important reference work collects together a wide range of research around suicide and suicide prevention, in order to guide future research and provide guidance for professionals about the best way to respond meaningfully to suicidal patients. Responding to the need for multi-disciplinary and international research to deepen our understanding of suicide, it demonstrates where our knowledge is firmly evidence-based and where new areas for research are emerging, as well as highlighting where we know little.

    Divided into six parts, each with its own editorial introduction and commentary, it explores research with and about survivors of suicide and indigenous populations. The remaining sections look at suicide-focused research in psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work and allied health. It is of interest to all advanced students, practitioners and scholars interested in suicide and its impact and prevention.

    Preface  Chapter 1. Introduction  J. R. Cutcliffe  Part 1: Nursing  Editorial  Chapter 2. How Psychiatric Nurses Experience Suicidal Patients: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis  F.L.Gilje & A-G. Talseth  Chapter 3. A Mixed Methods Study of the Increased Risk of Suicide Following Discharge: A Long Road Ahead  J.R. Cutcliffe, P.S.Links, H.Harder, R. Eynan, Y. Bergmans, K.Balderson, M. Ambreen, & R. Nisenbaum  Chapter 4. Transcending Suicidality: Facilitating Re-Vitalizing Worthiness  E. Gordon, C. Stevenson & J.R. Cutcliffe  Chapter 5. Providing Meaningful Care: Using the Experiences of Young Suicidal Men to Inform Mental Health Care Services  H.P. McKenna, S.R. Keeney, J.R. Cutcliffe, & C. Stevenson  Chapter 6. Expressed Emotions and Suicidal Behaviours  J.C. Santos  Commentary  Part 2: Psychiatry  Editorial  Chapter 7. Genetics of the Serontonergic System and Implications for Clinical Suicide Research  B. Pierre & V. Deluca  Chapter 8. Means Restriction as a Suicide Prevention Strategy: Lessons Learned and Future Directions  M. Sinyor, A. Schaffer & A.H. Cheung  Chapter 9. Suicide in Diverse Populations: Implications for Canadian Suicide Strategies  K. McKenzie, A. Tuch & S. Ekanayake  Chapter 10. Suicide-Related Behaviours in Chinese Women: Illustrating the Role of Cultural Conceptions of Gender in Understanding and Preventing Suicide  J. Zaheer, P. Links, S. Law, W. Shea, A. Tsang, C. Cheung, A. Fung & P. Liu  Chapter 11. Matrix Model For Suicide Prevention: Focuson Canada and India  P. Links, J. Zaheer, R. Eynana & A. Sivastava  Commentary  Part 3: Psychology  Editorial  Chapter 12. USA Suicide: Epidemiology  J.L.McIntosh  Chapter 13. Attitudes towards Therapist Who Lose Patients to Suicide  E.F. Ward-Ciesielski, J.L. McIntosh & J. Rompogren  Chapter 14. Impact of Client Suicide on Practitioner Post-Traumatic Growth  J.S.Munson  Chapter 15. Suicide Risk: Themes for High Quality Assessment  C. Perlman & E. Neufeld  Chapter 16. Trajectory-Based Models in the Study of Suicide  M. Séguin, A. Lesage, J. Renaud & G. Turecki  Commentary  Part 4: Social Work and Allied Disciplines  Editorial  Chapter 17. Is Research with Suicidal Participants Risky Business?  R.Eynan, Y. Bergmans, J. Anthony, J.R. Cutcliffe, H. Harder, M.Ambreen, K. Balderson & P.Links  Chapter 18. Creating an Intervention for People with Recurrent Suicide Attempts  Y.Bergamans, K.Koorn, R. Eynan & C.Pacey  Chapter 19. What Changes? What Does It Mean? A Clinical Intervention for People with Recurrent Suicide Attempts  Y.Bergmans & R.Eynan  Chapter 20. Suicide: Towards a Clinical Portrait  C. B. Saraiva  Chapter 21. Motivaation, Resisting, Considering and Accepting: A Qualitative Study Investigating Young Adults Participating in an Intervention Group for People with Recurrent Suicide-Related Behaviour  Y.Bergmans, J.Langley & P.Links  Commentary  Part 5: Suicide Survivors  Editorial  Chapter 22. The Loss Team: An Important Post-Vention Component of Suicide Prevention – Results From a Program Evaluation  R.T.P. Aquirre & L.F.Terry  Chapter 23. "Nobody Talks about Suicide Except if They’re Kidding": Disenfranchised and Re-enfranchised Grief and Coping Strategies in Peer Suicide Grievers  T.Andersson  Chapter 24. Can Good Come From Bad? Do Suicide Survivors Experience Growth From Their Loss?  M.M.Moore  Chapter 25. Family Needs Following the Suicide of a Child: The Role of the Helping Professions  D. Miers, P. Springer & D. Abbott  Chapter 26. Supporting Mothers Bereaved by Suicide in Northern Ireland: Integrating Research and Practice  C.P. Shields, K.Russo, M.Kavanagh & B. McGale  Commentary  Part 6: Aboriginal  Editorial  Chapter 27. "And I Live It": From Suicidal Crisis to Activism Among Members of the KWAKWAKA’WAKM and COAST SALISH Nations  D. Thira  Chapter 28. The Facilitation of Healing for Indigenous Youth Who Are Suicidal: A Retrospective Exploratory Study  R. McCormick, S. Thira, M. Arvay & S. Rinaldis  Chapter 29. Identity Formation and Cultural Resilience in Aboriginal Communities  C. E. Lalonde  Chapter 30. Indigenous Youth Suicide: A Systematic Review of the Literature  H. G. Harder, J. Rash, T. Holyk, E. Jovel & K. Harder  Commentary


    John R. Cutcliffe holds Adjunct Professor of Nursing positions at the University of Ottawa, Canada; the University of Coimbra, Portugal and the University of Malta. He is also the CEO of ‘Cutcliffe Consulting’ which provides consulting services to higher education and mental healthcare facilities.

    José Carlos P. Santos is Adjunct Professor at the Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal.

    Paul S. Links is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the University of Western Ontario, and Chief of Psychiatry at the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada.

    Juveria Zaheer is a Psychiatrist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

    Henry G. Harder is Professor and Chair of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.

    Frank Campbell is the Senior Consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting, LLC. Dr Campbell is former president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).

    Rod McCormick is Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Kari Harder is an Analyst at Northern Health, Canada.

    Yvonne Bergmans is Suicide Intervention Consultant at the Suicide Studies Research Unit, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

    Rahel Eynan is an Associate Researcher with the Lawson Health Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.