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Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)
MARITIME HEALTH
Published online: 2010-03-26
Submitted: 2013-02-18
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Suicides among Polish seamen and fishermen during work at sea

Kinga Szymańska, Bogdan Jaremin, Elżbieta Rosik
International Maritime Health 2006;57(1-4):36-45.

open access

Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)
MARITIME HEALTH
Published online: 2010-03-26
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

Retrospective data on 51 suicides of Polish seamen and fishermen in the years 1960-1999 during work at sea are presented. The impact of age, rank, and the period of service upon the incidence of theses suicides is analysed. Circumstances typical of the marine occupational environment, sources of stress and individual susceptibility related to the act of self destruction are discussed. Attention is devoted to suicide risk indicators and possible prevention measures to be taken among seafarers.

Abstract

Retrospective data on 51 suicides of Polish seamen and fishermen in the years 1960-1999 during work at sea are presented. The impact of age, rank, and the period of service upon the incidence of theses suicides is analysed. Circumstances typical of the marine occupational environment, sources of stress and individual susceptibility related to the act of self destruction are discussed. Attention is devoted to suicide risk indicators and possible prevention measures to be taken among seafarers.
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Title

Suicides among Polish seamen and fishermen during work at sea

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)

Pages

36-45

Published online

2010-03-26

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2006;57(1-4):36-45.

Authors

Kinga Szymańska
Bogdan Jaremin
Elżbieta Rosik

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