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Culture and suicide set points


Pridmore, S and Walter, G, Culture and suicide set points, German Journal of Psychiatry, 16, (4) pp. 143-151. ISSN 1433-1055 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Objective: To demonstrate the importance of culture in suicide, and provide support for fresh conceptualization of the relationship between culture and suicide.

Conclusions: This evidence supports the thesis that culture (the norms and values shared by a group of people living in a defined space) gives rise to recognizable traditions or customs (widely accepted ways of behaving), which come forward in particular circumstances (or "predicaments"), and include suicide. We propose that culture creates "set points" around, which national rates vary. Suicide prevention will only be achieved via strategies, which have a beneficial effect on culture.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:culture, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide rates, suicide set points
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:88471
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-02-04
Last Modified:2014-08-06
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