publication . Article . 2018

Experiences of the bereaved in connection with the suicide of young men.

Mette Lyberg Rasmussen; Gudrun Dieserud;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening (issn: 0029-2001, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Norwegian Medical Association
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
BACKGROUND On average 110 men under 35 years of age take their own lives in Norway each year. Few receive health assistance in the period prior to the suicide, and little research exists on contact with assistance agencies for persons who take their own lives, beyond studies of the number of doctor visits before the death. This study aimed to obtain knowledge of relatives' need for assistance from the health services, both to identify suicide risk and motivate them to seek help in life crises. MATERIAL AND METHOD Sixty-one in-depth interviews with the bereaved next of kin of young men (18-30 years) were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. RE...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Next of kin, Mental illness, medicine.disease, Interpretative phenomenological analysis, Suicide crisis, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Peer review, Prevention model, Psychology, Health care, business.industry, business
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