Record number :
600401
Title of article :
Theoretical perspectives on suicide in gay men with AIDS
Author/Authors :
Angela McNaught، نويسنده , , John Spicer، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
دوهفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2000
Pages :
8
From page :
65
To page :
72
Abstract :
Suicide among gay men with AIDS constitutes a significant theoretical and practical problem. In order to understand this problem it is necessary to consider the specific circumstances that surround these individuals. Whilst there are many theories of suicide with which to address the problem, few are able to capture the special context within which gay men with AIDS live. This article explores three broad concepts from the theoretical literature on suicide that have explanatory potential in this unique context. The three concepts are: the search for meaning in the midst of suffering, Shneidmanʹs [Shneidman, E., 1985. Definition of Suicide. John Wiley, New York] notion of unendurable psychological pain, and hopelessness. This article attempts to demonstrate how these three concepts can incorporate the experiences of gay men with AIDS and contribute to understanding the problem of suicide in this population.
Keywords :
Gay men , Theory , AIDS , Suicide
Journal title :
Social Science and Medicine
Serial Year :
2000
Link To Document :
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