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Suicide and its prevention: Contemporary and historical perspectives in nursing, 1880–2020

May 19–21, 2022

National Museum Boerhaave
10, Lange St. Agnietenstraat
2312 WC Leiden
+31 71 – 751 99 99

The Conference

This pan-European conference will examine contemporary and historical perspectives on suicide and its prevention. The two-day Conference will be limited to a maximum of 75 participants. This is to facilitate a thorough discussion and debate around the conference theme, including comparisons of similarities and differences in practices across the various European countries represented. Such dialogue may offer new ways of thinking about suicide and new recommendations for education, clinical practice, and research.

Suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behaviour may be studied from several perspectives. It may be seen as an individual psychological pathology, as a family and societal issue, or as an ethical concern. Hence, many disciplines have studied suicide and its prevention, including psychiatry, psychology, nursing, public health, economics, history, and ethics. It is therefore a topic that may be best examined through interdisciplinary lenses, combining, for example, psychiatry and nursing, psychology and nursing, and nursing history and ethics. The conference theme will therefore address a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and how they influence the theory and the practice of nursing in both general and mental healthcare settings.

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Additional information
Prof. dr. Manon Parry at
Dr. Cecile aan de Stegge at