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National Evidence-based Collaborating Agency (NECA) round-table conference consensus statement: Multidisciplinary responses to suicide, the first ranked cause of death in adolescents

Title
National Evidence-based Collaborating Agency (NECA) round-table conference consensus statement: Multidisciplinary responses to suicide, the first ranked cause of death in adolescents
Authors
Kim G.Ahn J.Ha K.Lee C.-H.Woo J.-M.Lee J.-K.Jeon H.J.Kwak Y.S.Kweon Y.-S.Keum R.Park J.-I.Lee H.-Y.Yim H.W.Jo M.-Y.Han K.-C.Bae J.-Y.Bae J.Lee S.-Y.Lee Y.-S.Cho I.-H.Choi M.-M.Hyun M.-H.
Ewha Authors
이승연
SCOPUS Author ID
이승연scopus
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Medical Association
ISSN
1975-8456JCR Link
Citation
vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 111 - 119
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
The National Evidence-based Collaborating Agency (NECA) holds the NECA Round-table Conference that not only disseminates objective and systematic information on topics of social concern in public health care but also organizes discussions on core issues under dispute in the literature through panels composed of multidisciplinary experts. Accordingly, the Round-table Conference was composed of multidisciplinary experts including medical specialists in the areas of psychiatry and preventive medicine, psychiatric and mental health nursing, psychologists, social welfare experts, consultation experts, religious leaders, and government officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Ministry of Health and Welfare. The Round-table Conference, tasked with analysis of the actual status and causes of, and search for solutions for suicide in adolescents, has reached consensus on the current status, trend, risk factors and prevention factors, problems and issues in prevention and coping strategies, effective prevention and coping strategies and areas of research needed for the future. The Round-table Conference commented on the actual status and gravity of suicides in adolescents, and came to the agreement that mental health issues including stress from interpersonal relationships and depression are the key risk factors of suicide. It was further agreed that problems in the measures being implemented for each of the areas include lack of manpower and funding, and inadequate organic association and cooperation among relevant institutions. They also agreed that development of a government-initiated suicide prevention program for adolescents, association among relevant experts, and development, and manage-ment of practical guidelines that are of broad and practical use are important. Furthermore, the panels were in agreement that the mass media must comply with the recommended level of coverage in reporting of suicide as adolescents are greatly influenced by provocative mass media reports due to their strong impulsive dispositions.
DOI
10.5124/jkma.2013.56.2.111
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