From Condemnation to Understanding: Views on Suicidal Behavior in Ghana in Transition

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dc.contributor.author Osafo, J.
dc.contributor.author Akotia, C.S.
dc.contributor.author Hjelmeland, H.
dc.contributor.author Knizek, B.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-11T09:25:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-11T09:25:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Joseph Osafo, Charity S. Akotia, Heidi Hjelmeland & Birthe L. Knizek (2017) From condemnation to understanding: Views on suicidal behavior in Ghana in transition, Death Studies, 41:8, 532-541, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1333357 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1091-7683
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1333357
dc.identifier.other pp.532–541
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/27406
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The cultural context in which suicide occurs has been emphasized as critical in understanding the act and informing prevention. Yet the penchant of psychiatrizing suicidality in mainstream suicidology relegates cultural issues to the background. Through the lenses of critical cultural suicidology, the authors have re-emphasized the importance of culture by reviewing the two major meanings of suicide as observed in our 8-year study in Ghana: moral transgression and life crisis. They have also showed the usefulness of the life crisis perspective of suicidality in reducing stigma and sustaining advocacy in decriminalizing attempted suicide in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries VOL. 41;NO. 8
dc.subject suicide en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.title From Condemnation to Understanding: Views on Suicidal Behavior in Ghana in Transition en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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