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Suicide for scrutinizers


Pridmore, S and Ahmadi, J and Evenhuis, M, Suicide for scrutinizers, Australasian Psychiatry, 14, (4) pp. 359-364. ISSN 1039-8562 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-1665.2006.02304.x


Objectives: The aim is to present information which may be useful to those who scrutinize mental health professionals and systems in the aftermath of completed suicide. Conclusion: Suicide has been known in all cultures, throughout history, and may be committed in the absence of mental disorder. Risk factors for suicide are known but they are of limited clinical utility. Prediction and prevention of suicide are beyond current abilities. Criticism of mental health professionals and systems in the aftermath of suicide may be destructive and work to the disadvantage of patients. © 2006 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:41468
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-12

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