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Failure to enact assisted suicide law leaves Canada’s doctors in limbo

Canada’s doctors, medical organisations, healthcare system, and patients have been left in legal limbo after the government missed the 6 June deadline to pass new laws legalising doctor assisted suicide.  
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almost 4 years ago
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Problems Loom as Canada Misses Deadline for Assisted Death Law

The Canadian government acknowledged it would miss a deadline to introduce a law allowing medically-assisted death and predicted many sick patients would have trouble finding doctors willing to help end their lives.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Health Services, GP Detection of Suicidality Prior to Suicide

Most people who die by suicide have been in contact with primary care within 12 months prior to death. Are primary care providers failing to recognize signs of suicidality in their patients?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Multiple Suicide Attempts a Marker for Impaired Functionality

Patients who repeatedly attempt suicide have high levels of psychopathology, need close evaluation and follow-up, and should not be dismissed as not 'being serious' about wanting to die.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes' - BBC News

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates for Females and Males, by Method — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000 and 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
about 4 years ago
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Driving Suicide to Zero: It's Possible

A programmatic approach to suicide prevention that focuses on provider training and continuity of care is proving 'very effective' in Arizona and has driven suicide rates to zero.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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While Rome Burns: Addressing Rising Suicide Rates

In the wake of rising suicide rates, Dr Lieberman urges us not to follow Nero's lead but to act to change the trajectory of these shocking statistics.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Role of ED Clinicians and Suicide Prevention: Closing the Gap CME/CE

: A new study focuses on missed opportunities to evaluate lethal means of suicide in the emergency department.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Gender-Based Suicide Tests on the Horizon

Researchers are working on gender-specific, blood-based biomarkers and clinical tools to help predict suicide in men and women with psychiatric disorders.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Suicide rates rise sharply in the US, figures show

After a nearly consistent decline in the last decades of the 20th century, suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply for both men and women in all age groups under 75 years, according to a report from the US National Center for Health Statistics.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Repeal North Carolina Law Limiting LGBT Rights, AAP Says

Laws like HB2, "the bathroom bill," worsen the barriers children in these groups already face, leaders say, adding that such burdens can increase risk for depression, substance abuse, and suicide.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Health workers sent to indigenous Canadian community beset by attempted suicides

Health workers have arrived at the indigenous reservation of Attawapiskat First Nation in Canada’s James Bay after 11 people attempted suicide on 9 April. Local leaders of the community of 2000 people had already declared a state of emergency after 100 suicide attempts were made this winter.  
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about 4 years ago
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Canada’s draft law on doctor assisted death is welcomed and criticised

The Canadian government has tabled a new law, Bill C-14, to decriminalise euthanasia and doctor assisted suicide. The draft law has been met with praise and criticism since it was introduced on 14 April.  
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about 4 years ago
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Health workers sent to indigenous Canadian community beset by attempted suicides

Health workers have arrived at the indigenous reservation of Attawapiskat First Nation in Canada’s James Bay after 11 people attempted suicide on 9 April. Local leaders of the community of 2000 people had already declared a state of emergency after 100 suicide attempts were made this winter.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Concurrent Cocaine, Alcohol Use Linked to Suicidality

A large study of suicidal emergency department patients shows a link between combined alcohol and cocaine use and future suicide attempt.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Canada moves to rule out suicide tourism - BBC News

A long awaited assisted-suicide bill has been put before Canada's Parliament that protects doctors, but with a proviso that prevents foreigners coming to die.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Screen all for depression

Major depressive disorder is a ubiquitous and often devastating condition. It accounts for 2.5% of disability adjusted life years worldwide1 and is the most common mental illness in people who die from suicide.2 In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued updated recommendations calling for universal screening of adults for depression. This was based on its systematic review of five trials with a total of 2924 participants that examined screening in general adult populations.3 The task force concluded that “treatment of adults and older adults with depression identified through screening in primary care settings with antidepressants, psychotherapy, or both decreases clinical morbidity” and that the benefits of screening outweighed its harms.3 This recommendation goes further than those from countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada, where guidelines suggest that clinicians be alert to possible depression, particularly in …  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Cortical Inhibition, MST in Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Inhibition in the frontal cortex could serve as a biomarker for whether patients with treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation will recover with magnetic seizure therapy (MST), new research suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Karl Duncker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Karl Duncker (2 February 1903, in Leipzig – 23 February 1940) was a Gestalt psychologist. He attended Friedrich-Wilhelms-University from 1923 to 1923, and spent 1925–1926 at Clark University in Worcester, MA as a visiting professor, where he received a masters in arts degree.[1] Until 1935 he was a student and assistant of the founders of Gestalt psychology in Berlin: Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler and Kurt Koffka. In 1935, exiled by the Nazis, he got an assistantship in Cambridge with Frederic Charles Bartlett and later emigrated to the USA where he was again an assistant of Wolfgang Köhler’s at Swarthmore College. He committed suicide in 1940 at 37 years of age. He had been suffering from depression for some time and had received professional treatment.  
en.wikipedia.org
about 4 years ago