Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241434
Title:
Medico-Social Research Board annual report 1976
Authors:
Medico-Social Research Board
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1976
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241434
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
After the Hospital In-patient Enquiry Scheme the largest group of research projects undertaken by the Board are those on mental health under the direction of Dr. Dermot Walsh, Dr. Mairin Ni Nuallain and Mrs. Aileen O'Hare, the Board's senior sociologist. Irish immigrants in England have also been investigated and during 1976 a study was undertaken in the four Thames Regional Health Authority areas of England on psychiatric hospitalisation of Irish immigrants. This study is being carried out by the Department of Health and Social Security in London and the results will be analysed and reported in 1977. The Director of the Board and Dr. Adelstein of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, London, undertook a study on suicide and self-poisoning which compared the Republic of Ireland with Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales. Although suicide rates are lowest in the Republic of Ireland they are higher among the Irish immigrants in England and Wales than among the United Kingdom born. While deaths from successful suicide are falling there is an epidemic of self-poisoning by drugs, particularly among young women aged 15- 24. The abuse of alcohol continues to be a matter of major concern in Ireland. A study is being undertaken by Dr. Dermot Walsh and Dr. Richard Stevenson at the request of the Minister for Justice and the Irish National Council on Alcoholism to ascertain the extent of recidivism among prisoners attributable to alcohol addiction. This study is nearing completion and will be reported in 1977. Appropriate treatment and preventive measures will be recommended.
Keywords:
MEDICAL RESEARCH; SOCIAL POLICY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T20:48:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-04T20:48:22Z-
dc.date.issued1976-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/241434-
dc.descriptionAfter the Hospital In-patient Enquiry Scheme the largest group of research projects undertaken by the Board are those on mental health under the direction of Dr. Dermot Walsh, Dr. Mairin Ni Nuallain and Mrs. Aileen O'Hare, the Board's senior sociologist. Irish immigrants in England have also been investigated and during 1976 a study was undertaken in the four Thames Regional Health Authority areas of England on psychiatric hospitalisation of Irish immigrants. This study is being carried out by the Department of Health and Social Security in London and the results will be analysed and reported in 1977. The Director of the Board and Dr. Adelstein of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, London, undertook a study on suicide and self-poisoning which compared the Republic of Ireland with Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales. Although suicide rates are lowest in the Republic of Ireland they are higher among the Irish immigrants in England and Wales than among the United Kingdom born. While deaths from successful suicide are falling there is an epidemic of self-poisoning by drugs, particularly among young women aged 15- 24. The abuse of alcohol continues to be a matter of major concern in Ireland. A study is being undertaken by Dr. Dermot Walsh and Dr. Richard Stevenson at the request of the Minister for Justice and the Irish National Council on Alcoholism to ascertain the extent of recidivism among prisoners attributable to alcohol addiction. This study is nearing completion and will be reported in 1977. Appropriate treatment and preventive measures will be recommended.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleMedico-Social Research Board annual report 1976en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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