Current Implementation of and Opinions and Concerns Regarding Suicide Education for Social Work Undergraduate Students in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Study

Manami Kodaka, Emi Hikitsuchi, Michiko Takai, Sumie Okada, Yasue Watanabe, Kiyoko Fukushima, Mitsuhiko Yamada, Masatoshi Inagaki, Tadashi Takeshima, Toshihiko Matsumoto

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This study explored the current implementation status of and opinions and concerns regarding suicide education at schools of social work in Japan. We conducted a survey of faculty members who taught at least one of the social work subjects. About half the respondents had given a lecture of some kind on suicide, and more than 80% agreed that suicide is an important topic to include in social work program curricula. However, more than half indicated they did not have enough knowledge or skills to teach students about suicide, and more than 60% were concerned about adverse psychological effects of suicide education on students. Our findings highlight the importance of providing faculty members with guidelines for teaching students about suicide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 3 2017

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Current Implementation of and Opinions and Concerns Regarding Suicide Education for Social Work Undergraduate Students in Japan : A Cross-Sectional Study. / Kodaka, Manami; Hikitsuchi, Emi; Takai, Michiko; Okada, Sumie; Watanabe, Yasue; Fukushima, Kiyoko; Yamada, Mitsuhiko; Inagaki, Masatoshi; Takeshima, Tadashi; Matsumoto, Toshihiko.

In: Journal of Social Work Education, 03.07.2017, p. 1-15.

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Kodaka, Manami ; Hikitsuchi, Emi ; Takai, Michiko ; Okada, Sumie ; Watanabe, Yasue ; Fukushima, Kiyoko ; Yamada, Mitsuhiko ; Inagaki, Masatoshi ; Takeshima, Tadashi ; Matsumoto, Toshihiko. / Current Implementation of and Opinions and Concerns Regarding Suicide Education for Social Work Undergraduate Students in Japan : A Cross-Sectional Study. In: Journal of Social Work Education. 2017 ; pp. 1-15.
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