Nurses attitudes and beliefs to attempted suicide in Southern India
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractBackground: There is growing global interest into the attitudes and clinical management of persons who have attempted suicide. Aims: The principal purpose was to determine senior nursing staff attitudes towards patients who had attempted suicide from a professional and cultural perspective, which might influence care following hospital admission. The focus concerned nursing staff interactions at a psychological level that compete with physical tasks on general hospital wards. Methods: A qualitative methodology was employed with audio-taped interviews utilising four level data coding. This article reports on a group of 15 nursing staff from a large general hospital in Mysore, Southern India. Results: Findings suggested that patient care and treatment is directly influenced by the nurse’s religious beliefs within a general hospital setting with physical duties prioritised over psychological support, which was underdeveloped throughout the participant group. Conclusion: The results allow a series of recommendations for educational and skills initiatives before progressing to patient assessment and treatment projects and cross-cultural comparison studies. In addition, interventions must focus on current resources and context to move the evidence-based suicide prevention forward.
CitationJones, S., Krishna, M., Rajendra, R. & Keenan, P. (2015). Nurses attitudes and beliefs to attempted suicide in Southern India. Journal of Mental Health, 24(6), 423-429.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Mental Health
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Mental Health on 20-5-15, available online: https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2015.1019051
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