Critical suicidology: transforming suicide research and prevention for the 21st Century

White, J., Marsh, I., Kral, M. and Morris, J., eds. (2015) Critical suicidology: transforming suicide research and prevention for the 21st Century. Vancouver: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774830294.

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Abstract

Traditional ways of understanding and preventing suicide are not working for everyone. In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has become too focused on the biomedical paradigm: a model that pathologizes distress and obscures the social, political, and historical contexts that contribute to human suffering. The authors take a critical look at existing research, introduce the perspectives of those who have direct personal knowledge of suicide and suicidal behaviour, and propose alternative approaches that are creative and culturally sensitive. In the right hands, this book could save lives.

Item Type: Edited Book
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0569 Suicide
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Dr Ian Marsh
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 11:30
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14059

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