Year: 1991 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.5, no.6, (December 1991), p.341-349 SIEC No: 19911441

Suicide as a premature exit from life is confusing not only for family & friends of the individual who shows suicidal behaviour but also for many professionals. This article defines the concept of suicide, clarifies terms associated with suicide, reviews current clinical & research literature on suicide, & proposes a conceptual model that describes suicide as both an event and a process. (61 refs.)