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ERIC Number: EJ785864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Rebuilding the Tower of Babel: A Revised Nomenclature for the Study of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviors. Part 2: Suicide-Related Ideations, Communications, and Behaviors
Silverman, Morton M.; Berman, Alan L.; Sanddal, Nels D.; O'Carroll, Patrick W.; Joiner, Thomas E., Jr.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n3 p264-277 Jun 2007
Although a number of investigators have adopted the O'Carroll et al. (1996) nomenclature and applied it in their studies, and others have acknowledged its role in highlighting the need for clarification of terms, the nomenclature has not been widely used in the research and clinical communities. The rationale behind the rebuilding of the O'Carroll et al. nomenclature is to increase the ability of clinicians, epidemiologists, policy makers, and researchers to better communicate with each other and study similar populations at risk for suicide-related ideations, communications, and behaviors. This article presents a revised and refined version of the O'Carroll et al. (1996) nomenclature for suicidology, with a focus on suicide-related ideations, communications, and behaviors. The hope is that this refinement will result in the development of operational definitions and field testing of this nomenclature in clinical and research settings. This revision would not have been possible without the international collaboration and dialogue addressing the nomenclature of suicidology since the O'Carroll et al. nomenclature appeared in 1996. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.) [For Part 1, see EJ785863.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
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