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In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Gulliver, SB; Pennington, ML; Leto, F; Cammarata, C; Ostiguy, W; Zavodny, C; Flynn, EJ; Kimbrel, NA
Published in: Death Stud
2016

This project aimed to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for suicide postvention in Fire Service. First, an existing SOP was refined through expert review. Next, focus groups were conducted with fire departments lacking a peer suicide postvention SOP; feedback obtained guided revisions. The current article describes the iterative process used to evaluate and revise a Suicide Postvention SOP into a Postvention guideline that is available for implementation and evaluation. Postventions assist survivors in grief and bereavement and attempt to prevent additional negative outcomes. The implementation of suicide postvention guidelines will increase behavioral wellness within Fire Service.

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Death Stud

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EISSN

1091-7683

Publication Date

2016

Volume

40

Issue

2

Start / End Page

121 / 128

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Survivors
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Program Evaluation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Grief
  • Firefighters
  • Female
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
 

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Gulliver, S. B., Pennington, M. L., Leto, F., Cammarata, C., Ostiguy, W., Zavodny, C., … Kimbrel, N. A. (2016). In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service. Death Stud, 40(2), 121–128. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2015.1077357
Gulliver, Suzy Bird, Michelle L. Pennington, Frank Leto, Claire Cammarata, William Ostiguy, Cynthia Zavodny, Elisa J. Flynn, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service.Death Stud 40, no. 2 (2016): 121–28. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2015.1077357.
Gulliver SB, Pennington ML, Leto F, Cammarata C, Ostiguy W, Zavodny C, et al. In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service. Death Stud. 2016;40(2):121–8.
Gulliver, Suzy Bird, et al. “In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service.Death Stud, vol. 40, no. 2, 2016, pp. 121–28. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/07481187.2015.1077357.
Gulliver SB, Pennington ML, Leto F, Cammarata C, Ostiguy W, Zavodny C, Flynn EJ, Kimbrel NA. In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service. Death Stud. 2016;40(2):121–128.

Published In

Death Stud

DOI

EISSN

1091-7683

Publication Date

2016

Volume

40

Issue

2

Start / End Page

121 / 128

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Survivors
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Program Evaluation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Grief
  • Firefighters
  • Female
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch