The paper shows that there are many overlapping, complex issues affecting nurses working in Japan and their needs need to be considered and addressed in order to promote a healthier work environment, as well as a more humanistic environment.
Suicidal Behaviour in Some Human Service Occupations With Special Emphasis on Physicians and Police. a Nationwide Study
Published in “Suicide Risk & Protective Factors in the New Millennium,” ed. by O T Grad
The authors studied nurse suicides in England & Wales, with psychological autopsy study & case-control comparison with living nurses. Nearly three-quarters of nurse suicides had previous contact with psychiatric services & almost half had been psychiatric in-patients in the past. There were particularly marked differences between the cases & controls for current psychiatric disorder, personality[…]
The author uses a case study to argue his point about the ethical rights of a patients privacy. The author argues that without concrete evidence of self harm, a patients right to privacy or autonomy should be considered the overriding right. (AK)
Professional nursing students are significantly at risk for possible suicide attempts or completions. Nurse educators can play a crucial role in prevention by identifying, assessing, & immediately referring for further psychiatric evaluation & treatment, those students who exhibit suicidal behaviours. This article outlines a helping process based on the acronym S.A.V.E. – Suicidal behaviours, Assessment[…]
The worldwide English language literature on suicide in nurses is reviewed. There is evidence from serveral countries that female nurses are at increased risk of suicide. Very little information is available about the specific causes. Unlike some other high-risk occupational groups, it is unclear to what extent access to means for suicide contributes to nurses’[…]