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Title: Life, death and the experience of suicide and accidental death bereavement for Australia's rural farming families
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Alison Jane (author); Maple, Myfanwy  (supervisor)orcid ; McKay, Kathryn  (supervisor); Brumby, Susan (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Rural farming families constitute a heterogeneous slice of Australia's population, frequently existing in unique psychological, social and geographical contexts, and subject to numerous heightened mortality risks including suicide and accidental death. Despite efforts to measure and understand such deaths, there is a dearth of knowledge on how such incidents affect those remaining. This thesis aimed to understand how Australian farming families live and die and how they experience suicide and/or accidental death, the following questions were posed: (1) Who are Australia's farming families? How do they live? How do they die? (2) How do farming family members experience loss following suicide and accidental death? (3) How does the farming family context influence this bereavement?
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research (FoR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
111714 Mental Health
111708 Health and Community Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920506 Rural Health
920410 Mental Health
920413 Social Structure and Health
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Alison Jane Kennedy
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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