Year: 1995 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.9, no.3, (June 1995), p.158-168 SIEC No: 19950317

Major theoretical models & research findings on the interaction of selected cognitive factors, e.g. cognitive rigidity, attributional style, stress, hopelessness, & depression, are explored. Two models are synthesized toward the prediction of suicidal behaviours: a cognitive rigidity/stress-diathesis-hopelessness model, & a pluralistic, interactional model. Nursing prevention & intervention strategies from a cognitive therapy framework are discussed, as are implications for nursing research.