Nursing home suicides-a psychological autopsy study.

  title={Nursing home suicides-a psychological autopsy study.},
  author={Kirsi H. Suominen and Markus M. Henriksson and Erkki Isomets{\"a} and Yeates Conwell and Hannele Heil{\"a} and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={18 12},
OBJECTIVE Older adults comprise a fifth of all suicides. Elders are the fastest growing part of the population, thus the number of persons needing nursing home care will increase dramatically in the near future. Little information has been available about suicides in nursing homes. The present study described all suicides among older adults in nursing homes in Finland during a 12-month period emphasizing the factors that have been found to be associated with suicide in the general elderly… CONTINUE READING


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