Between moral infraction and existential crisis: Exploring physicians and nurses' attitudes to suicide and the suicidal patient in Ghana.

  title={Between moral infraction and existential crisis: Exploring physicians and nurses' attitudes to suicide and the suicidal patient in Ghana.},
  author={Joseph Osafo and Charity Sylvia Akotia and Kofi E. Boakye and Erica Dickson},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},

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