Year: 1978 Source: Israel Annals of Psychiatry, v.16, no.3, (September 1978), p.206-218 SIEC No: 19840683

Staff in 2 British & Israeli psychiatric hospitals were interviewed in a replication study on attitudes toward self-poisoning patients. Motives ascribed to specific hypothetical cases & degrees of readiness to help & sympathize were similar in both samples. Motives of escape & communication were most frequent. In both groups, nurses were less accepting, sympathetic & ready to help than doctors. Findings are discussed in relation to those obtained in the original study. (11 refs.)