Suicide in Canada

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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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Inhalt

History
1
Epidemiology and the Canadian Scene
35
Theory and Research
123
Personal Variables Stress and Social
151
Suicide in First Nations People c MURRAY SINCLAIR
165
Inuit Elders on Suicide MICHAEL J KRAL
179
Coping with Northern Aboriginal Youths Suicides MAE KATT PEGGY
212
Family Community and Government Approaches
227
Cultural Issues SUSANNE WENCKSTERN
309
Distress Centres
323
Crisis Lines Telephone Technology and Confidentiality NEVILLE TWINE
342
Community Ownership of Support in
353
Survivors
367
Reweaving the Web JEANNETTE A AMBROSE
385
An Experience of Integration
406
The Right to
423

Designing a
242
Work in Progress RONALD J DYCK
256
Youth Suicide Schools and Communities
273
A Progress
291
Perspectives on Euthanasia
441
Suicide Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide ANTOON A LEENAARS
459
CONTRIBUTORS
475
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Über den Autor (1998)

ANTOON A. LEENAARS practises psychology in Windsor, Ontario, and is affiliated with the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. SUSANNE WENCKSTERN is a psychology consultant for the Board of Education, City of Windsor. ISAAC SAKINOFSKY is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and head of the Suicide Studies Program at the Clarke Institute for Psychiatry.

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