Breaking the silence in the workplace: a guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplace

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205546
Title:
Breaking the silence in the workplace: a guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplace
Authors:
McGuinness, Breffni; Austin, Ciaran
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205546
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In Ireland, over 500 people die by suicide every year and there are few families, communities or workplaces that have not been touched by suicide, either directly or indirectly. A death by suicide is often the result of an accumulating, complex set of circumstances or experiences in a person’s life (which can include their worklife) rather than a single event. There are many contributing factors and few simple answers to the questions that arise in the aftermath of such a tragic loss. Similarly, the impact on those left behind can be significant and wide-ranging, especially in what can be the close community/team setting of the workplace. This guide is designed specifically, with employers in mind. It aims to help organisations to increase their understanding and confidence in responding to suicide in the workplace. Through this understanding, employers can be helped to reduce or minimise impacts on workplace outcomes such as absenteeism, sick leave and/or reduced performance.
Keywords:
SUICIDE; BEREAVEMENT
Local subject classification:
IRELAND; WORKPLACE STRESS
ISBN:
978-0-9566590-3-3
Sponsors:
Irish Hospice Foundation and Console

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, Breffnien
dc.contributor.authorAustin, Ciaranen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T12:07:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-30T12:07:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9566590-3-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205546-
dc.descriptionIn Ireland, over 500 people die by suicide every year and there are few families, communities or workplaces that have not been touched by suicide, either directly or indirectly. A death by suicide is often the result of an accumulating, complex set of circumstances or experiences in a person’s life (which can include their worklife) rather than a single event. There are many contributing factors and few simple answers to the questions that arise in the aftermath of such a tragic loss. Similarly, the impact on those left behind can be significant and wide-ranging, especially in what can be the close community/team setting of the workplace. This guide is designed specifically, with employers in mind. It aims to help organisations to increase their understanding and confidence in responding to suicide in the workplace. Through this understanding, employers can be helped to reduce or minimise impacts on workplace outcomes such as absenteeism, sick leave and/or reduced performance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Hospice Foundation and Consoleen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.subjectSUICIDEen
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen
dc.subject.otherIRELANDen
dc.subject.otherWORKPLACE STRESSen
dc.titleBreaking the silence in the workplace: a guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplaceen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
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