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Blaming and suicide: a case and discussion


Pridmore, S and Naguy, A and Pridmore, W, Blaming and suicide: a case and discussion, Dynamics of Human Health, 9, (1) ISSN 2382-1019 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Objective: The drivers of suicide are multiple and diverse. When suicide occurs, there is a tendency for blame to be cast about and, for relevant factors to be overlooked. Our aim was to explore the extensive published material relating to a completed suicide which was blamed on the conduct of agencies responsible for preventing/exposing public sector corruption. 

Conclusions: We found blame was directed toward the agencies for the manner in which the investigation was conducted, which may or may not be justified. However, we concluded insufficient consideration had been given (in the public discourse) to the consequences of adverse legal findings which will probably negatively influence health and social outcomes.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:suicide, suicide prevention, stress, law and medicine
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:149153
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-03-15
Last Modified:2022-04-22

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