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Title: Uncovering and Identifying the Missing Voices in Suicide Bereavement
Contributor(s): Maple, Myfanwy  (author)orcid ; Cerel, Julie (author); Jordan, John R (author); McKay, Kathryn  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: The field of suicide postvention remains relatively immature in terms of the current knowledge base. This manuscript examines the existing knowledge regarding suicide bereavement and describes the limitations of the suicide bereavement knowledge base using a critical review of the literature specifically relating to suicide bereavement published in the previous 10 years. Six limitations are identified in the literature: concern about samples used in research, sampling only people who have been help-seeking, women being overrepresented in studies, additional design issues including limitations by research ethics boards, definitional problems in who is suicide bereaved, and determining the size of the population bereaved by suicides. This is followed by a discussion of the need to define the suicide bereaved population, as well as understand the effect of suicide bereavement. The paper closes with suggestions for future directions that are required in the field of suicide bereavement in order to best understand and help those people left behind in the wake of suicide deaths.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Suicidology Online, 5(1), p. 1-12
Publisher: Medizinische Universitaet Wien
Place of Publication: Austria
ISSN: 2078-5488
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
111714 Mental Health
111708 Health and Community Services
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
420313 Mental health services
420305 Health and community services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920413 Social Structure and Health
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200207 Social structure and health
200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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