A comparison of suicidal behavior by burns five years before and five years after the 2011 Tunisian Revolution - Ben Khelil M, Zgarni A, Ben Mohamed M, Allouche M, Benzarti A, Banasr A, Hamdoun M.

INTRODUCTION: In Tunisia, the phenomenon of self-immolation has increased dramatically since the self-burn of Mohamed Bouazizi which occurred on 17 December 2010. The aim of our study was to compare the casualties' profile of suicide by self-immolation bef...
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The concept of spontaneous combustion has huge appeal as an historical fiction but it has no scientific background. However, in some deaths involving fire, a body can burn away virtually completely with minimal thermal destruction to the neighboring enviro...
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Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.
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We report an extraordinary case of the self-immolation of an elderly woman who set herself on fire with suicidal intentions. The unusual appearance and location of the body closely resembled the phenomenon of so-called spontaneous human combustion because the upper parts of the body were almost totally destroyed by fire, while the legs and surrounding structures remained almost untouched by flames. The results of all investigations proved that the woman set fire to her body using a box of matches and accelerants (concentrated ethanol and a solid firelighter). Near-total combustion of her body subsequently occurred during t...
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Today's topics: VA health care politics; a clear-eyed and sane report from a bastion of managerialism, with related observations on innovators trying to create real bottom-up value.It's the last day of the year, so let's get this done. Owing to various largely unforeseen challenges, happily now largely behind us, this " Dander " series was interrupted for some time. Apologies to anyone who noticed. In any case, to refresh: as Chief Blogger and FIRM president Dr. Poses has indicated often enough in these pages, health care developments raising our dander are still everywhere, all the time, and on the inc...
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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell People often ask me how I deal with tragedy and loss. I have experienced what many would say is an abundance of both. Yet I remain resilient, optimistic and happy with my life. I’m happy to share my thoughts here on what works for me. Maybe it will help others as well. A 2018 study found that serious loneliness spans across human lifetime, with particularly acute periods in the late-20s, mid-50s, and late-80s. The study also found that wisdom serves as a protective factor for loneliness.1 Behaviors that define wisdom incl...
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Dancing like nobody’s watching is more than a cutesy saying on a dance studio’s wall. Read on to learn how it helped me fight off depression.I ’ve beendown in the dumps lately.My healthy breakfast of a protein shake with a side order of an entire bag ofTostitos Salsa Verde chips was the first clue that things had gone off the rails. And a few days later that package ofHaribo Sour Gold-Bears chased down with a zero calorie,Stevia sweetened soda? Yeah, I’m definitely going to see results with that regimen, right ⸮Yet as Fall became more like Winter, I couldn ’t go out for a walk or a ride on m...
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 There are all kinds of suggestions out in the world about how to survive a bad holiday… holidays with people you don’t like, holidays with too many people, all kinds of bad holidays. But what about those holidays that are… well… not bad? Maybe not optimal, but in no way awful. Gabe and Vincent talk about how they are each spending Christmas this year, both of them having the “not optimal” version, but also a “not bad” version. Listen to hear their plans, and why they’re totally okay with not having their preferred holidays. Subscribe to Our Show! And ...
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The human brain is a marvelous, yet complicated system. Researchers spend entire careers studying what makes the brain act or react to certain experiences. A mental health issue stemming from life’s experiences has culturally been seen as a sign of weakness, but actually is part of a very complex architecture that’s unique from person to person. In order to gain an understanding of how stress plays a role in the lives of first responders, we need to start answering some hard questions: What leads to burn-out? What’s associated with PTSD? How is lack of sleep affecting the mental health states of first res...
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Self-inflicted burn injuries may occur in the context of either deliberate self-harm or attempted suicide. Intentional injuries are associated with serious physical, psychological and social challenges for the patient, their family and the community [1], and pose a significant medical problem worldwide [2].
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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