Advocacy and luck: Australian healthcare experiences following a suicide attempt

McKay, Kathy and Shand, Fiona (2017) Advocacy and luck: Australian healthcare experiences following a suicide attempt. Death Studies . ISSN 1091-7683

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High quality mental health care after a suicide attempt is a key strategy for preventing subsequent suicide attempts and deaths, yet little is known about how people navigate the healthcare system following a suicide attempt. This paper focuses on the stories told by 20 people who had attempted suicide. Five themes emerged: fitting into the healthcare system; need for advocacy; consistent care; lucky to find help; and, small kindnesses. Positive and empathetic healthcare experiences, as well as connected services, assisted the recovery of people who have attempted suicide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare, Lived Experience, Post-Discharge, Stigma, Suicide Attempt
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Suicide
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Mr Mat Zaremba
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 10:13
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1638

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