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The role of American Christian and Japanese Buddhist clergy in suicide prevention : a comparison of different religious and cultural approaches to counseling

Author: Tatsushi Hirono
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012.
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The purpose of this study is to examine American and Japanese clergy's perception of their role in the prevention of suicide. The research questions are: (1) How do clergy in the US and Japan perceive suicide?; (2) Do they see suicide differently?; and (3) How do they envision the role of suicide prevention? The hypotheses are: (A) Christian clergy think that suicide is an unacceptable "sin;" (B) Buddhist clergy are  Read more...
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Hirono, Tatsushi.
Role of American Christian and Japanese Buddhist Clergy in Suicide Prevention : A Comparison of Different Religious and Cultural Approaches to Counseling.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tatsushi Hirono
ISBN: 9780773421257 0773421254
OCLC Number: 794328920
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. The role of the clergy --
Chapter 2. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods --
Chapter 3. Clergy's views on prevention, obligation, sin, counseling, and resources: results of the quantitative analysis --
Chapter 4. Analyzing "why" and "where" cultural/religious differences came from: results of the qualitative questions --
Chapter 5. Discussion by analyzing close-ended questions --
Chapter 6. Discusssion by analyzing open-ended questions --
Chapter 7. Conclusion: policy implications and limitation of this research --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Tatsushi Hirono ; with a foreword by Joel Blau.

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