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Lester, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 598 publications in 1 language and 36,523 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about David Lester
 
Most widely held works by David Lester
Assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicidal behavior( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides the most current and comprehensive source of information, guidelines, and case studies for working with clients at risk of suicide. It offers clinicians, counselors, and other mental health professionals a practical toolbox on three main areas of interest." "While addressed mainly to psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals for use in serving their clients, as well as students of psychology, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior is also an accessible and valuable resource for educators, school counselors, and others in related fields."--Jacket
Suicide from a global perspective : psychosocial approaches by David Lester( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and the Native American by David Lester( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is popularly believed that Native Americans have a high frequency of criminal behavior and in addition are subjected to widespread discrimination by the criminal justice system, as are other minority groups; this book explores the data and research on criminal behavior in Native Americans, so as to determine whether these popular beliefs are valid. The research involved a literature review of all published articles on criminal behavior in Native Americans. Chapters are grouped into five sections. Part 1 covers the personal and social conditions of Native Americans and the frequency of crime and alcohol abuse. Part 2 explores crimes and misdemeanors, murder, and child abuse and neglect. Part 3 examines theories of Native American criminal behavior, social structure, and social process theories. Part 4 addresses the criminal justice system, Native American policing, law and the courts, prisons and probation, and discrimination in the criminal justice system. Part 5 provides three individual cases and three major conclusions drawn from research and commentary presented in the book. The study concludes that Native Americans do not have high crime rates; in fact, they are extraordinarily low if offenses that result from public drunkenness are excluded. Further, although discrimination against Native Americans in the criminal justice system does occur on occasions, it is not widely prevalent. The author advises that the causes of criminal behavior in Native Americans may differ from the causes of criminal behavior in other ethnic groups. Any crime prevention efforts must, therefore, take these distinctive causes into account
Exit weeping : understanding suicide through the study of famous suicides by David Lester( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing suicide : closing the exits revisited by David Lester( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide and the creative arts( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide and self-harm in prisons and jails by Christine Tartaro( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores several topics pertaining to suicide and deliberate self-harm in the corrections setting, including who tends to commit these acts; where, when, and how these incidents occur; screening mechanisms; the role of environmental stimuli in facilitating or preventing acts of self harm; interpersonal relations among inmates and between inmates and staff; and the role of the courts in setting and ruling on suicide prevention policies. The authors discuss the role of prevention techniques that offer a balance between strict opportunity-reduction and softer motivation-reduction strategies
Why people kill themselves; a summary of research findings on suicidal behavior by David Lester( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multiple self theory of personality by David Lester( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide from a global perspective : vulnerable populations and controversies( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cruelest death : the enigma of adolescent suicide by David Lester( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis intervention and counseling by telephone and the internet by James R Rogers( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will further stimulate interest and discussion of the telephone and the Internet as a mode of treatment. In this extensively revised third edition, a practical framework for providing immediate problem-solving assistance by telephone to persons in crisis is provided. Several new chapters have been added and several chapters have been updated and rewritten. The text offers specific techniques to deal with out-of-control situations with the highly important initial steps to protect the caller, the crisis worker, and the community. The scope of the book includes an overview of counseling by telephone, how to effectively manage crises, how to be supportive verbally and nonverbally, how to accurately assess situations, and how to help create a sense of stability."--Ebook Library public metadata view summary
Suicide in professional and amateur athletes : incidence, risk factors, and prevention by David Lester( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the problem of why so many professional and amateur athletes kill themselves. Professional athletes lead what seem to us to be glamorous lives and make large, and sometimes huge, salaries. In schools, the athletes are often the formal and informal leaders, given recognition and honors. News of their suicides shocks us because, to the rest of us, these are the successful members of our society, often looked up to as heroes and role models. The book, therefore, explores the incidence of suicide in athletes and reviews the risk factors that increase the likelihood of suicide in
Suicide in men : how men differ from women in expressing their distress( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this book is to explore the phenomenon of suicide, focusing on males who are at a greater risk than females. Scholars and mental health professionals continue to have the tendency to ignore men and focus instead on the more narrow demographic groups. Attention is drawn to the lack of help-seeking behavior exhibited by men as well as the numerous recommendations for the prevention of male suicide. The issues specific to male suicide includes the atypical nature of male depression, the role of loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, the male hormone (testosterone), and men's preferred me
Theories of suicide : past, present and future by John F Gunn( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some researchers in the field of suicidology think that the old theories of suicide are too constraining and impede advances in the understanding of suicide. However the book's authors are not quite so critical of past theories. In the book they review the classic theories of suicide, both psychological and sociological, because they are the foundation of our current theories and also propose the skeletons of possible future theories. The goal of the text is to present researchers with theories to guide their research, encourage them to modify these theories, perhaps meld them together in some
Suicide : the gamble with death by Gene Lester( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide from a global perspective : public health approaches by David Lester( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational suicide : is it possible? : reflections on the suicide of Martin Manley by David Lester( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is slowly becoming accepted that people with terminal illnesses who are suffering physically and mentally from the illness have the moral and legal right to choose suicide and, in some jurisdictions, they have the ability to obtain assistance from others in accomplishing their suicide. Physician-assisted suicide is legal in Oregon and other regions of the USA and in some countries such as Switzerland. However, the presence of a psychiatric disorder in the individual usually makes it illegal for a physician to assist individuals (by prescribing a lethal dose of medication) in dying by suicide. What if the person does not have a terminal illness? Does this mean that their choice of suicide cannot be a rational decision? What if the person can be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Does their psychiatric disorder eliminate the possibility of rational thought? Typically, today, the answer to both of these questions is "Yes." In this book, David Lester, a renowned scholar in the field of suicide, argues that the answer to both questions should be "No." In August 2013, Martin Manley chose to die by suicide and left a website in which he had written his thoughts for the previous year and a half. Lester analyzes Manley's writing, and relevant psychological research, to argue that Manley's decision was the result of rational thinking despite the fact that Manley did not have a terminal illness. The book also examines the notion that people with a psychiatric disorder cannot think rationally or make rational decisions. Lester first criticizes psychiatry for being scientifically unsound and then presents evidence that those labeled by psychiatrists as having a mental illness can make rational decisions. Lester also presents the case of Jo Roman who was suffering from terminal cancer, who refused further treatment and arranged to die by suicide supported by her husband and large circle of friends. Lester concludes that deaths by suicide may be rational more often than we commonly believe and that these deaths may be appropriate ways of dying. -- Provided by publisher
Suicide from a global perspective : risk assessment and management( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide is the cause of death for nearly one million people per year. Death by suicide is often reported as being due to other causes to avoid stigmatization and other negative consequences of suicide for the family. It can, therefore, be assumed that the number of people who commit suicide is in actuality much higher than the given number. Attempts at suicide, estimated to be ten times more frequent than completed suicide, often cause permanent impairment and disability. The loss of life caused by suicide presents a significant loss for the communities in which it occurs socially, economically and by blocking progress towards the creation of a civic society. This book brings together current knowledge about suicide, its causes and its prevention, which is a useful tool for public health efforts and for clinicians daily work. The present volume focuses on assessing risk and treating suicidal patients
Making sense of suicide : an in-depth look at why people kill themselves by David Lester( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... In this ... book, Dr. Lester presents a thorough overview of all aspects of all kinds of suicidal behavior, providing the reader with all of the information necessary for obtaining a well-rounded understanding of suicidal behavior ... Dr. Lester offers an up-to-the-minute look at everything we currently know about suicide, what causes it and what we can do to prevent it ..."
 
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Assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicidal behavior
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Crime and the Native AmericanExit weeping : understanding suicide through the study of famous suicidesPreventing suicide : closing the exits revisitedSuicide and the creative artsSuicide and self-harm in prisons and jailsWhy people kill themselves; a summary of research findings on suicidal behaviorA multiple self theory of personalityThe cruelest death : the enigma of adolescent suicideMaking sense of suicide : an in-depth look at why people kill themselves
Alternative Names
レスター, D

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English (136)