Impact of patient suicide on front-line staff in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302679
Title:
Impact of patient suicide on front-line staff in Ireland.
Authors:
Gaffney, Paul; Russell, Vincent; Collins, Katrina; Bergin, Aedamar; Halligan, Paddy; Carey, Clionadh; Coyle, Sabrina
Affiliation:
HSE Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Drumalee Cross, Cavan, Ireland. paulg.gaffney@hse.ie
Citation:
Impact of patient suicide on front-line staff in Ireland. 2009, 33 (7):639-56 Death Stud
Publisher:
Death studies
Journal:
Death studies
Issue Date:
Aug-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302679
DOI:
10.1080/07481180903011990
PubMed ID:
19623765
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19623765
Abstract:
Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that coming to terms with the suicide of a patient can be extremely distressing for front-line professionals. Some research also suggests that exposure to such situations can undermine professionals' functioning and feelings of competence, cause them to question their professional standing and ultimately contribute to burnout. A survey of 447 front-line professionals' experiences of patient suicide was undertaken to further explore these issues. Thematic analysis of open-ended questionnaire items revealed that concerns for the bereaved family, feelings of responsibility for the death and having a close therapeutic relationship with the client are key factors that influence the adjustment and coping of a health professional in the aftermath of the death of a client by suicide. The results are discussed with a focus on the impact of suicide on front-line staff, the need for ongoing support and training and the development of specific post-suicide protocols.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SUICIDE; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; MEDICAL STAFF; STRESS
MeSH:
Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Burnout, Professional; Counseling; Female; Guilt; Health Personnel; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Inservice Training; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Peer Group; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Questionnaires; Social Support; Stress, Psychological; Suicide; Survivors; Young Adult
ISSN:
0748-1187

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Vincenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Katrinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBergin, Aedamaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHalligan, Paddyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Clionadhen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Sabrinaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T15:30:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-03T15:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2009-08-
dc.identifier.citationImpact of patient suicide on front-line staff in Ireland. 2009, 33 (7):639-56 Death Studen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0748-1187-
dc.identifier.pmid19623765-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07481180903011990-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302679-
dc.description.abstractResearch and anecdotal evidence suggests that coming to terms with the suicide of a patient can be extremely distressing for front-line professionals. Some research also suggests that exposure to such situations can undermine professionals' functioning and feelings of competence, cause them to question their professional standing and ultimately contribute to burnout. A survey of 447 front-line professionals' experiences of patient suicide was undertaken to further explore these issues. Thematic analysis of open-ended questionnaire items revealed that concerns for the bereaved family, feelings of responsibility for the death and having a close therapeutic relationship with the client are key factors that influence the adjustment and coping of a health professional in the aftermath of the death of a client by suicide. The results are discussed with a focus on the impact of suicide on front-line staff, the need for ongoing support and training and the development of specific post-suicide protocols.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDeath studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19623765en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Death studiesen_GB
dc.subjectSUICIDEen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL STAFFen_GB
dc.subjectSTRESSen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBurnout, Professional-
dc.subject.meshCounseling-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuilt-
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnel-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInservice Training-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPeer Group-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSocial Support-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshSuicide-
dc.subject.meshSurvivors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleImpact of patient suicide on front-line staff in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHSE Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Drumalee Cross, Cavan, Ireland. paulg.gaffney@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalDeath studiesen_GB

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