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Suicide : the tragedy of hopelessness

Author: David Aldridge
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from psychology, social psychology and sociology, the author examines the issues surrounding suicide, including the reasons for suicide, and the reactions to suicide of the medical profession and the wider society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aldridge, David, 1947-
Suicide.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998
(OCoLC)605505880
Online version:
Aldridge, David, 1947-
Suicide.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998
(OCoLC)632059712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Aldridge
ISBN: 9781853024443 1853024449
OCLC Number: 39052867
Description: 311 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. The Tragedy of Hopelessness --
2. Explanations of Suicidal Behaviour --
3. Family Interaction and Suicidal Behaviour --
4. A Systemic Perspective --
5. A Model of Distress Management --
6. Legitimating Suicide and the Politics of Dying --
7. The Politics of Self-Mutilation --
8. Everyday Descriptions of Suicidal Behaviour --
9. The Strategic Assessment of Deliberate Self-Harm --
10. Suicidal Behaviour and Adolescence in Family Contexts --
11. The Politics of Symptoms and Marital Conflict --
12. The Dialectical Process of Negotiating Distress --
13. The Politics of Prevention.
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The author argues that although western culture has traditionally understood suicide to be the choice of the individual, this is a misleading perception. While the patient may feel as though he or  Read more...

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