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ERIC Number: EJ966563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
The Next Generation of Psychological Autopsy Studies: Part 2. Interview Procedures
Conner, Kenneth R.; Beautrais, Annette L.; Brent, David A.; Conwell, Yeates; Phillips, Michael R.; Schneider, Barbara
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v42 n1 p86-103 Feb 2012
The psychological autopsy (PA) is a systematic method of assessing the psychological and contextual circumstances preceding suicide. The method requires interviews with one or more proxy respondents (i.e., informants) of suicide decedents. Procedural challenges that need to be addressed to conduct PA interviews are described in this article and recommendations for meeting these challenges in future PA investigations are made. Procedures addressed include determining the timing of PA interviews after suicide, designing the structure and flow of interviews, selection of proxy respondents, integrating interview data with information gathered from records, and selecting and training interviewers. This methodological article is the second in a two-part series--the first article focused on interview content. [For Part 1, see EJ966343.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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