Henry G. Harder

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the association between predictors from the three thematic areas - suicidality, personal risk factors and patient care factors - and the occurrence of postdischarge suicide ideation and behavior in recently discharged patients. METHODS The design is a prospective cohort study of all patients(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that people whose mental health problems lead them to require psychiatric hospitalization are at a significantly increased risk of suicide, and the period of time immediately following discharge after such hospitalizations appears to be a particularly high-risk time. AIMS This paper reports on phenomenological findings from a(More)
PURPOSE The physician plays a vital role in Disability Management; unfortunately, there is an apparent lack of clarity with respect to the functions included in this role. The present article reviews the collaborative nature of the physician-stakeholder relationship giving attention to types of expectations, current Canadian guidelines and future(More)
BACKGROUND Physical and psychological job demands in combination with the degree of control a worker has over task completion, play an important role in reducing stress. Occupational stress is an important, modifiable factor affecting work disability. However, the effectiveness of reducing job demands or increasing job control remains unclear, particularly(More)
BACKGROUND Participants' safety is the primary concern when conducting research with suicidal or potentially suicidal participants. The presence of suicide risk is often an exclusion criterion for research participants. Subsequently, few studies have examined the effects of research assessments on study participants' suicidality. AIMS The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that people whose mental health problems lead them to require psychiatric hospitalization are at a significantly increased risk of suicide, and that the time immediately following discharge after such hospitalizations is a particularly high-risk time. AIMS This paper reports on phenomenological findings from a federally(More)
BACKGROUND While it appears that the term parsimony has been used in the context of qualitative research and qualitative research methodology, there is a distinct absence of writing that actually explores, seeks to define, understand, critique, apply and/or evaluate the concept in qualitative research literature. AIMS This paper explores a number of(More)
INTRODUCTION Approximately 20% of healthcare workers in high-income countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA work in rural areas. Healthcare workers are known to be vulnerable to occupational injury and poor work disability outcomes; given their rural-urban distribution, it is possible to compare work disability prevention in rural and urban areas.(More)
A systematic literature review was conducted to (1) assess the degree of methodological rigor present in the literature on Indigenous youth suicide, and (2) to determine the importance of risk and protective factors. Six databases were searched, for peer-reviewed studies of suicide amongst Indigenous populations published between 1996–2009. Of a total of(More)