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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151644
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Suicide Prevention Research: Perils and Safeguards
Abstract:
Suicide Prevention Research: Perils and Safeguards
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Drew, Barbara L., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Problem: Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death world-wide with nearly one million people taking their lives each year. Yet we are still unable to reasonably predict suicide and empirically supported interventions are, unfortunately, in short supply. Research about suicide and prevention efforts has its own peculiar demands and is fraught with potential hazards that require careful consideration when planning and conducting a study. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to examine barriers to the conduct of suicide research and to provide a forum for a discussion about potential remedies. Summary: The issues that will be explored include methodological problems due to the low base rate of suicide and inconsistency in terminology, ethical considerations of research with vulnerable persons as participants, liability risks for the researcher and sponsoring institutions associated with intervention research, and stigma and sanctions against suicide resulting in under-reporting of death-by-suicide, variability in suicide statistics across regions, and requirements for extra vigilance in maintaining confidentiality. Examples from the literature and from my own research will serve as illustrations. Implications: Many of the barriers to suicide research can be mitigated by consultation and collaboration with a community of suicide research scholars. Knowledge about methods gathered from research experiences and from the literature can be shared and stored in a centralized location.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuicide Prevention Research: Perils and Safeguardsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151644-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Suicide Prevention Research: Perils and Safeguards</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Drew, Barbara L., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bdrew@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death world-wide with nearly one million people taking their lives each year. Yet we are still unable to reasonably predict suicide and empirically supported interventions are, unfortunately, in short supply. Research about suicide and prevention efforts has its own peculiar demands and is fraught with potential hazards that require careful consideration when planning and conducting a study. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to examine barriers to the conduct of suicide research and to provide a forum for a discussion about potential remedies. Summary: The issues that will be explored include methodological problems due to the low base rate of suicide and inconsistency in terminology, ethical considerations of research with vulnerable persons as participants, liability risks for the researcher and sponsoring institutions associated with intervention research, and stigma and sanctions against suicide resulting in under-reporting of death-by-suicide, variability in suicide statistics across regions, and requirements for extra vigilance in maintaining confidentiality. Examples from the literature and from my own research will serve as illustrations. Implications: Many of the barriers to suicide research can be mitigated by consultation and collaboration with a community of suicide research scholars. Knowledge about methods gathered from research experiences and from the literature can be shared and stored in a centralized location.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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