Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2018/Suicidality in the elderly
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Ideas for chapter[edit source]
If you have any ideas for my chapter feel free to put them below. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, you guys are awesome and really helpful!
Suicide, Neurophysiological and genetic theories[edit source]
I don't have any specific suggestions regarding the direction of your chapter, however I have referenced a few academic articles below which might offer some perspective. The first article, 'Understanding suicide among older adults: a review of psychological and sociological theories of suicide', explores a variety of psychological theories on suicide in the elderly; whilst the second article, 'Concept of Suicide: Neurophysiological/Genetic Theories and Possible Oxytocin Relevance', might provide some explanation on the neurophysiological factors influencing/ motivating suicide.
Suicide ideation as a predictor[edit source]
Hi Phillip, I've been looking at the research surrounding suicidality in the elderly, and came up with a few ideas you could discuss. It appears that suicide ideation is one of the leading predictors of suicide in the elderly. In one study, the factors that influence suicide ideation include: financial problems, undergoing psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic therapy, low self efficacy, and low satisfaction with life. These factors are definitely areas you can discuss with regards to why there is a prevalence of these factors in the elderly, and with regards to implementing interventions to prevent/treat/help with these factors.
Loneliness and Depression[edit source]
Hi Phillip, A possible idea might be to look at loneliness or depression as a motivating factor, see below for a literature review on the topic which includes these aspects as well as a few other causes or motivators.
Hi Phillip I found this article while doing the research on my book chapter that I think would be more relevant to your topic. The name of the article is "Theoretical Grounding: The "Missing Link" in Suicide Research". https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/j.1556-6676.2001.tb01939.x In this review, the author has pointed out that most theoretical works in suicidology are resulted from post hoc theorising. Therefore, this current focus of research could present certain strengths and weaknesses in the area of suicidality research. At the same time, the review also proposed an existential-constructivist framework in explaining the underlying motivations for pathways to suicide among individuals.
Use of theories[edit source]
Hey Phil, just a thought to build on our earlier discussion of theories, I'm kinda considering there's two ways to approach it - one is to do separate sections on theories and then integrate research into them. This seems to be the most common option from the examples I've seen. The other option is what I think you were talking about doing, integrating theories throughout the page (maybe more like what is done in regular essays? Assuming that's how you write your essay). I figure the former option makes it super clear that you have good coverage of theories because it's set into a separate section, whereas the other is probably 'more advanced' as it's more integrated. Hope that's helpful. Cheers, Dot--Foley.d (discuss • contribs) 04:56, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
I can't remember how to do that waving thing James mentioned, so just to reply to your reply here (so you can see it)...don't know if you heard the discussion I was having with James yesterday, but he mentioned that you don't necessarily have to do a full psych theory - you can pull several bits from different theories as well. He did say it depends on how well that works for your topic so may not be relevant to you, but just to add another thought... Dot--Foley.d (discuss • contribs) 09:36, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Cross-Culture Perspective[edit source]
Hey Phillip, I think it's really great that you are looking at the cross-cultural perspective of suicidality in the elderly. Differences across collectivistic and individualistic cultures could relate to stigma, cultural stressors, support networks and the prioritisation of either the community or the individual. Furthermore, Eastern cultures often place emphasis on activities such as mindfulness which may act as a protective factor (for example, Meditation within the Sikh culture, Yoga within Hindu culture and Tai Chi within Chinese culture). There are a few articles that may be informative: 1) Awata and colleagues (2005) "Factors associated with suicidal ideation in an elderly urban Japanese population: A community‐based, cross‐sectional study" (doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2005.01378.x) which looks at Japanese culture in association with suicidality in the elderly and further identifies several predictors of suicidality in the general elderly community. 2) Colucci and Martin (2008) "Religion and Spirituality Along the Suicidal Path" which looks at the role of spirituality and focuses on three religions: Catholicism, Islam, and Buddhism (doi: 10.1521/suli.2008.38.2.229). 3) Choo and colleagues (2017) "Does ethnicity matter in risk and protective factors for suicide attempts and suicide lethality?" which looks at Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures in relation to suicidality. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175752) Good luck with your chapter! --U3143109 (discuss • contribs) 07:42, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi Phillip, I hope everything is going well with your book chapter! I found a video on the Intergrated motivational - volational model, explained by Prof. Rory O'Connor himself (the pioneer of this model). Maybe it would be useful to include the video in your book chapter? or even just for a better understanding of the model? Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no_4tp0Lh3I&t=447s One more thing that I'd like to note is that both IPTS and IMV model are considered an "ideation-action framework", in which suicidal behaviour develops progressively from ideation to potentially lethal attempts as distinct processes with distinct explanations and predictors. Hope this helps and good luck with your chapter! --Kelly.ng988 (discuss • contribs) 11:30, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Use of interactive quizzes or case studies[edit source]
Hi Phil, I am looking forward to reading your final submission, this topic is very interesting. The above comments addressed what I was going to suggest in regards to the use of theories. Additionally, inserting a pop quiz or case study could help to engage the reader and make the chapter more interactive. --BB7897 (discuss • contribs) 21:50, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
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