Category list : Suicide
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Key role in suicide strategySubscription
A Department of Health consultation was launched last week on its suicide strategy, which calls for the views of the public and NHS staff on six “areas of action”.
“Suicide rates have risen sharply across Europe since the banking crisis,” The Independent today reported. The newspaper says a study has found that Britain has been affected particularly hard, experiencing an 8% rise in suicide rates between 2007 and 2009. Ireland and Greece, two of the countries reported to be in greater financial difficulty, have seen suicides rise 13% and 16% respectively.
Acne drug's 'suicide link' probedSubscription
The popular acne drug isotretinoin does not increase the risk of suicide, according to a new report.
Nurses back legal suicide campaignSubscription
Medical professionals are about to launch a campaign to allow people the legal right to end their life through assisted suicide.
Nurses to tackle soldier suicidesSubscription
Defence secretary Liam Fox has announced the introduction of a 24-hour helpline as well as additional dedicated nurses for troops and veterans with mental health problems to combat the “national scandal” of post-conflict suicides.
Pollution and asthma may increase suicide riskSubscription
Air pollution and asthma may cause as many as one in 14 suicides in Taiwan, a report has suggested.
Suicide risks studiedSubscription
The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to Swedish researchers.
Suicide risk higher in abused childrenSubscription
Children who experience physical or sexual abuse, or other adversities such as family violence, are at greater risk of suicide in later life, according to Belgian researchers.
Suicide risk highest in men with low IQsSubscription
Men with low IQ scores in their youth are significantly more likely to attempt suicide later in life than those with the highest IQ scores, a large study has found.
As nurses are now specifically mentioned in new policy on assisted suicide, they must consider their ethical obligation to patients in this debate, says Frances Trowell