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Differing perspectives on what is important in media reporting of suicide.
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PMID:  23999479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There is a substantial literature which demonstrates that irresponsible reporting of suicide can lead to copycat acts and, as a result, many countries have developed guidelines for media professionals. Some of the recommendations in these guidelines draw directly on the evidence and describe how reporting can be done in a measured fashion that minimises any likely negative influence. Other recommendations relate more to good journalistic practice and are about showing respect for the bereaved in their time of grieving. The study by Chapple et al, in this issue, indicates that there may sometimes be tensions between what media guidelines recommend and what those bereaved by suicide believe is important. We would argue that in such cases common ground can be reached.
Jane Pirkis; Anna Machlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  203     ISSN:  1472-1465     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Jane Pirkis, MPsych, MAppEpid, PhD, Anna Machlin, PGDipPsych, DPsych, Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.
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