Joseph Osafo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ghana
Location: Accra, Ghana
Summary:
1.Full-Time University lecturer
2.Practicing Clinical Psychologist
3.Suicide Researcher
Grants:
Norwegian Research Council, 2008
Publications:
1.Influence of Religious Factors on Attitudes Towards Suicidal Behaviour in Ghana (2011. May 6) PMID:

2. The meanings of suicidal behaviour to psychology students in Ghana: a qualitative approach (2011. Oct 22).PMID:

3. Social injury: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the attitudes towards suicide of lay persons in Ghana (2011. Nov 4). PMID:

4. Attitudes of psychologists and nurses toward suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana: A qualitative study (2011.Dec 15).PMID:

Publications

  1. Osafo J, Knizek B, Akotia C, Hjelmeland H. Influence of religious factors on attitudes towards suicidal behaviour in Ghana. J Relig Health. 2013;52:488-504 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, religion facilitated their willingness to help people during suicidal crisis. Religious commitment theory is used to explain some of the findings of this study. Implications for suicide prevention are discussed. ..
  2. Osafo J, Hjelmeland H, Akotia C, Knizek B. The meanings of suicidal behaviour to psychology students in Ghana: a qualitative approach. Transcult Psychiatry. 2011;48:643-59 pubmed publisher
    ..The implications of these meanings of suicidal behaviour for suicide prevention in Ghana are discussed. ..
  3. Osafo J, Hjelmeland H, Akotia C, Knizek B. Social injury: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the attitudes towards suicide of lay persons in Ghana. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2011;6: pubmed publisher
    ..The sense of community within the African ethos and The Moral Causal Ontology for Suffering are theoretical postulations that are used to offer some explanations of the findings in this study. ..
  4. Osafo J, Knizek B, Akotia C, Hjelmeland H. Attitudes of psychologists and nurses toward suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana: a qualitative study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2012;49:691-700 pubmed publisher
    ..Health workers in Ghana need training in suicidology to improve both knowledge and skills relevant for suicide prevention. ..
  5. Asare Doku W, Osafo J, Akotia C. The experiences of attempt survivor families and how they cope after a suicide attempt in Ghana: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry. 2017;17:178 pubmed publisher
    ..Family systems theory is used to explain some of the findings of this study, and the implication for clinical practice and designing postvention programs for families after a suicide attempt are addressed. ..

Detail Information

Publications5