A study of suicide and attempted suicide by self-immolation in an Irish psychiatric population: an increasing problem.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209184
Title:
A study of suicide and attempted suicide by self-immolation in an Irish psychiatric population: an increasing problem.
Authors:
O'Donoghue, J M; Panchal, J L; O'Sullivan, S T; O'Shaughnessy, M; O'Connor, T P; Keeley, H; Kelleher, M J
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.
Citation:
Burns. 1998 Mar;24(2):144-6.
Journal:
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209184
PubMed ID:
9625240
Abstract:
In the Western World self-immolation is an uncommon but dramatic method of attempting suicide. In-patients who attempt suicide by fire-setting tend to be female with severe psychopathology. In a previous study from the South of Ireland, seven cases from a psychiatric and prison population were identified in a five year period from 1984 to 1989. This would represent an annual rate of 1.07 per cent of burns treated in the burns unit at Cork University Hospital. In this study 12 cases were identified for the years 1994 and 1995. This represents an increase of 3.5 per cent from 1.07 to 4.6 per cent of all burns treated at the same institution. Ten of these patients had a previous psychiatric history and eight of them were resident on a psychiatric ward when they committed the act. Seven of the patients were found to have a high degree of suicide intent of whom four died of their injuries, which gives a mortality rate for this group of 33 per cent. Effective prevention policies are necessary if this increasing problem is to be curtailed.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Burn Units/statistics & numerical data; Burns/*epidemiology/psychology/therapy; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Incidence; Ireland/epidemiology; Length of Stay; Male; Middle Aged; Psychotic Disorders/diagnosis/*epidemiology/psychology; Retrospective Studies; Self-Injurious Behavior/*epidemiology/prevention & control/psychology; Suicide/statistics & numerical data; Suicide, Attempted/*statistics & numerical data
ISSN:
0305-4179 (Print); 0305-4179 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, J Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorPanchal, J Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, T Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeeley, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, M Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:14:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:14:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:14:29Z-
dc.identifier.citationBurns. 1998 Mar;24(2):144-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0305-4179 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0305-4179 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid9625240en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209184-
dc.description.abstractIn the Western World self-immolation is an uncommon but dramatic method of attempting suicide. In-patients who attempt suicide by fire-setting tend to be female with severe psychopathology. In a previous study from the South of Ireland, seven cases from a psychiatric and prison population were identified in a five year period from 1984 to 1989. This would represent an annual rate of 1.07 per cent of burns treated in the burns unit at Cork University Hospital. In this study 12 cases were identified for the years 1994 and 1995. This represents an increase of 3.5 per cent from 1.07 to 4.6 per cent of all burns treated at the same institution. Ten of these patients had a previous psychiatric history and eight of them were resident on a psychiatric ward when they committed the act. Seven of the patients were found to have a high degree of suicide intent of whom four died of their injuries, which gives a mortality rate for this group of 33 per cent. Effective prevention policies are necessary if this increasing problem is to be curtailed.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshBurn Units/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshBurns/*epidemiology/psychology/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshLength of Stayen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychotic Disorders/diagnosis/*epidemiology/psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf-Injurious Behavior/*epidemiology/prevention & control/psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSuicide/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshSuicide, Attempted/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.titleA study of suicide and attempted suicide by self-immolation in an Irish psychiatric population: an increasing problem.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBurns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuriesen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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