Suicide in Canada
Antoon A. Leenaars, Susanne Wenckstern, Isaac Sakinofsky, Ron Dyck, Michael J. Kral, Roger Bland
University of Toronto Press, 1998 - 488 Seiten
The Canadian National Task Force on Suicide found that suicide rates in Canada, especially among youth, exceed those in other countries around the world, including the United States. Health care professionals and social service providers identify suicide as one of the most important areas in which they need information. Yet, there has been little change in public policies, and support for research is lacking.
Compiled by Canada's leading experts on suicide, this collection provides long-awaited information that focuses specifically on Canada. It addresses suicide as a multi-dimensional problem with biological, psychological, cultural, sociological, personal, and philosophical aspects. The contributions integrate both critical analysis and personal experience. There are accounts from Inuit elders, from women who have survived the loss of a family member, and from workers at a crisis line. Among the topics covered are the development of suicide prevention; theory and research; First Nations and Inuit peoples; family, community, and government approaches; distress centres; survivors; and the debate over the right to die.
Suicide in Canada does more than simply describe the recent developments in suicidology in Canada - it is a call for action that will save lives. It will be of immediate use to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, crisis workers, and researchers.
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Epidemiology and the Canadian Scene
Theory and Research
Personal Variables Stress and Social
Suicide in First Nations People c MURRAY SINCLAIR
Inuit Elders on Suicide MICHAEL J KRAL
Coping with Northern Aboriginal Youths Suicides MAE KATT PEGGY
Family Community and Government Approaches
Cultural Issues SUSANNE WENCKSTERN
Crisis Lines Telephone Technology and Confidentiality NEVILLE TWINE
Community Ownership of Support in
Reweaving the Web JEANNETTE A AMBROSE
An Experience of Integration
The Right to
Work in Progress RONALD J DYCK
Youth Suicide Schools and Communities
Perspectives on Euthanasia
Suicide Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide ANTOON A LEENAARS