Year: 1980 Source: Social Sciences and Medicine, v.14, no.4, (June 1980), p.317-324 SIEC No: 19841812

Evidence is presented on doctor’s & nurses’s attitudes toward self-poisoning patients in general & psychiatric hospitals in Britain & Israel. Findings are analyzed in light of the impact of professional roles in an institutional setting. The evidence is then reviwed on the background of meanings attached to the motives & implications of attempted suicide vs. suicide in Western-oriented society.