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Edited by: Karen McKay and Jann E. Schlimme
File Type: eBook (.pdf)
Year: 2nd Revised Edition, 2013
In an intimate conference arena, a group of people from various countries around the world, from many different backgrounds and possessing myriad lived experiences, tried to make sense of suicide. 2nd Revised Edition.
2nd Revised Edition
The narratives produced in this volume, not only demonstrated that we, as human beings, are narrative animals in our need to make sense of ourselves and our situations; they also demonstrated that we are, in normal life as well as in our narrated selves, embodied, bodily and ecologically, and embedded into interpersonal, and herewith socio-cultural, situations. In striving for a profound understanding of suicide and suicide attempts, as a comprehensive and/or meaningful behaviour, it beccomes clear: although we may never know, exactly, why a person kills herself or which cultural concept of suicide is the ultimate one, we will always suspect that we can at least make some sense of it. Within the pages of this eBook, the reader will find perspectives from many disciplines, each with a common goal - Making Sense of Suicide.
Table of Contents
Kathy McKay and Jann E. Schlimme
Resurrecting a Life through Storytelling: A Healing Process for Survivors of Suicide
Talking Ourselves Down (to Earth): Preventing Ecocide
Who is Responsible when 'Attempted Suicide' Goes Wrong?
Gavin J. Fairbairn
Self-Determination and the Suicidal Experience: A Phenomenological Approach
Jann E. Schlimme
Suicide: Ancient Indian Perspective
The Value of Human Life in Islam: Physician Assisted Suicide
Religious Attitudes and Behaviours among Suicide Attempters in Turkish-Muslim Society
What does the Music I Hear Have to do with My Death and Life Views? Social Representations of Life, Death and Suicide
Rute Rodrigues and Abilio Oliveira
Passionate Inscription: Love in the Performance of Suicide
Kathy McKay and Diego De Leo
I Would Die For You: Love, Suicide and Redemption in the Cinema of Fellini, Dreyer and von Trier
Suicide and the Limits of Narrative: Ludwig Binswanger's 'Case Study of Ellen West'
Christopher R. Trogan
Recovery from a Suicidal Crisis: Where There's Hope, There's Life
James C. Overholser and Abby Braden
Learning from the Bereaved by Suicide in the Face of Stigma
Dorothy Ratnarajah and Myfanwy J. Maple
Suicide and Irish Travellers
Mary Rose Walker
A Delicate Balance: The Right to Suicide versus
the Police Duty of Care
Vanessa Taylor and Janette Nankivell
Jann E. Schlimme is Marie Curie Fellow at the Department for Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria. He holds a PhD from Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, in philosophy since 2010, and an MD from Hannover Medical School, Germany, since 1998. He underwent further education, being a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy since 2006, at Hannover Medical School, where he received his licence to lecture psychiatry and psychotherapy in 2007. He held positions as senior registrar at Hannover Medical School and the University Hospital of Salzburg, Austria, and has been invited as visiting professor to the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2007, and the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 2011. Schlimme is editor-in-chief of the “Journal for Philosophy and Psychiatry” and co-editor of “psycho-logik”, a yearbook in psychotherapy, philosophy, and culture. His main research interest is the in-between field of philosophy and psychiatry. He published work on addictive, delusional and schizophrenic disorders and on suicidality, usually applying a phenomenological method. His recent research focus is lived self-determination in chronic mental illnesses.
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