Crisis management plan for handling teacher suicide

Y. Lee, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Abstract

There have been numerous cases of teacher suicide in the past decade. Most of the tragedies are related to mental disorders and huge workrelated pressure. The tragedy of teacher suicide causes a negative impact on students, colleagues and the school. There must be a long period of time to compensate for the loss. Therefore, a crisis management plan for handling teacher suicide for schools is need. The objective of the plan is to assist teachers suspected of being at risk for suicide and to equip school staff with appropriate knowledge and skills to facilitate a quick, coordinated and direct response in the event of a teacher suicide. The crisis management framework consists of three phases (the pre-crisis phase, the acute-crisis phase and the post-crisis phase). The plan is beneficial to all schools in preventing, handling and following up the tragedy of teacher suicide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrisis Management in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages105-117
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781611221589
ISBN (Print)9781617616099
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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