Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.483-484 SIEC No: 19880924

This is a summarized Finnish study which investigates the effect of professional or personal proximity to death on attitudes toward death. A questionnaire was used to reveal attitudes toward death & to gather biographical data. Findings included: those who had direct contact with death e.g. pensioners, suicide attempters, & undertakers, had a more fatalistic attitude toward death than those employed in the caring professions who perceived possibilities of helping the dying patient. (GW)