The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Towards an understanding of bereavement in the pathway to suicide

Mallon, Sharon and Galway, Karen (2015). Towards an understanding of bereavement in the pathway to suicide. Northern Ireland Assembly.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (257kB) | Preview
URL: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/globalassets/document...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Abstract

Key Points
1. Suicide bereavement is associated with increased depression and risk of suicide. The increasing rate of suicide in Northern Ireland presents a major challenge to health and social care policy.
2. To date policy development on the topic has been hampered by a lack of local evidence. Contextually specific research reports are now emerging to strengthen the evidence-base.
3. The findings from our own study suggest that people bereaved by suicide include extended family members and members of the wider community, who can experience lengthy periods of depression and anxiety.
4. Bereaved family members and significant others, may require more nuanced, multi-dimensional interventions, provided over extended periods of time, in order to facilitate varied and complex grief processes.
5. A focus on empowerment, education and information may provide results that are as effective as increasing access to psychological services – these approaches should exist in tandem

Item Type: Other
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Understanding SuicideNot SetPublic Health Agency
Keywords: suicide, suicide contagion, bereavement by suicide,
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 44939
Depositing User: Sharon Mallon
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2015 12:16
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 06:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44939
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU