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Suicide is preventable, sometimes


Walter, G and Pridmore, S, Suicide is preventable, sometimes, Australasian Psychiatry, 20, (4) pp. 271-273. ISSN 1039-8562 (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

DOI: doi:10.1177/1039856212449880


Objective: The objective was to examine the assumption that suicide is inevitably preventable. Conclusions: Suicide may not always be avoidable. This does not mean that every effort should not be made to prevent it or vigorously treat illnesses that are often contributory. The assumption, however, may give rise to undue optimism, and unjustified blame when suicides do occur.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
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:79982
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2012-10-16
Last Modified:2013-06-11

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