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New paper published exploring suicide intervention services

Congratulations to CRRMH Research Fellow,  Dr Scott Fitzpatrick and Dr Jo River from the University of Sydney  who authored an article recently published in the International Journal of Health Services. 

The article: ‘Beyond the Medical Model: Future Directions for Suicide Intervention Services’ draws on the large body of international research regarding service users’ perspectives of health services following an act of suicidal behaviour. The research explores whether current medically-oriented services provide the most effective and appropriate care for people.

Drawing attention to non-medical models for supporting persons who are suicidal, the article outlines several important features of alternative approaches and provides three key recommendations for improving suicide intervention services.

To access the full article go to:  http://bit.ly/2uyfkLW

Dr Scott Fitzpatrick
Research Fellow
scott.fitzpatrick@newcastle.edu.au
(02) 6363 8464

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