Survivor-Victims and Crisis Care
Goldney R D
The term “survivor-victims” was introduced by Shneidman (1973) to describe the suffering of those who were bereaved by suicide. The term could be expanded to embrace survivor-victims of crime (bereaved by suicide, actual physical victims of crime). The use of the principles of crisis intervention is appropraite in attempting to reduce long term psychological morbidity in these survivor-victims, & it is suggested that prospective studies are required to delineate which subjects may be helped.