Category list : Suicide
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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
New guidelines address the issue of prosecution for assisted suicide in a healthcare contextSubscription
The laws on assisted suicide have been clarified to put an emphasis on intent, and prosecution policy now specifically mentions nurses and other clinicians
Share your views on assisted suicideSubscription
Nursing Times is asking nurses about their feelings and experience around assisted suicide.
A leading professor of nursing has questioned the RCN’s decision to move to a neutral position on assisted suicide
The Royal College of Nursing’s neutrality on assisted suicide implies nurses have no good reason to take sides - but ‘the voice of nursing’ must make a choice, argues Paul Wainwright
A Welsh suicide prevention plan has been updated to take account of the recession and the increased risk of people killing themselves if they lose their jobs, the Welsh Assembly has said.
Those who help people to commit suicide may be less likely to face prosecution in future if the the indiviual they are assisting has a terminal illness or a severe degenerative physical condition from which there was no possibility of recovery.