Title: Reflections of Older Adults on the Process Preceding Their Suicide Attempt: A Qualitative Approach
Authors: Bonnewyn, Anke ×
Shah, Ajit
Bruffaerts, Ronny
Schoevaerts, Katrien
Rober, Peter
Van Parys, Hanna
Demyttenaere, Koen #
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Hemisphere Pub. Corp.
Series Title: Death Studies vol:38 issue:9 pages:612-8
Abstract: The study explores the reflections of older adults on the process preceding their suicide attempt. Data were gathered using in-depth interviews with eight older inpatients who had attempted suicide. Grounded theory methodology was used for data analysis. They described their life and the self as disrupted after experiencing a loss, loneliness, loss of control, and unwillingness to continue living the current life. The findings suggest that the concurrence of these constructs precedes a suicide attempt in later life.
ISSN: 0748-1187
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
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