ERIC Number: EJ563137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Suicide and North American Indians: A Social Constructivist Perspective.
Angell, G. Brent; Kurz, Brenda J.; Gottfried, George M.
Journal of Multicultural Social Work, v6 n3-4 p1-26 1997
Examines biopsychosocial effects of acculturation on the high suicide rate among young Ojibwa males in relation to "pimadaziwin" (health, well-being, and longevity for self and family attained through cultural compliance) and "nissitise" (face-saving suicide following loss of "pimadaziwin"). Case study illustrates how a social constuctivist approach fosters cross-cultural understanding and directs intervention. Contains 63 references. (SAS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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