Suicide - The Ultimate Rejection?: A Psycho-social Study

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Oct 1, 1995 - Social Science - 209 pages
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This book looks at suicide in a cross-cultural context showing how it is differently understood in different ethnic groups, reflecting various degrees of stigma. It argues for greater recognition of these key differences between cultures and ethnic groups, and shows how important they can be to our understanding and intervention, as well as considering the practical and moral issues raised by euthanasia.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
social and cultural variations
9
psychiatric and substance abuse factors
29
other contributory psychosocial factors
54
Chapter 5 Deliberate selfharm and suicidal behaviour in young adults and adolescents
76
Chapter 6 The sociology of mental health and suicide
90
Chapter 7 An integrated needsled intervention and treatment model
118
hidden casualties?
144
an epilogue to chronic mental illness?
158
Chapter 10 Synthesis and conclusion
172
Bibliography
177
Index
198
Back cover
213
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Colin Pritchard holds the foundation Chair in Social Work Studies at Southampton University. He is a practising Psychiatric Social Worker, and this practice base is essential to his teaching and research. His work includes international comparisons of suicide, child abuse, cot deaths, truancy and drug misuse, all topical and important areas of debate.

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