COMPANION: SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

Elizabeth M. LaRue, Ann M. Mitchell, Hassan Karimi, Piyawan Kasemsuppakom, Duangduen Roongpiboonsopit

Abstract

This position paper presents a conceptualization of a model of a survivor of suicide’s (SOS) social support network. By knowing the actors in a SOS’s social support network, information can be customized and delivered directly to them at the time of their greatest need. This has the potential to improve the current treatment available for survivor’s of suicide and positively influence the bereavement process, bereavement-related outcomes, and health-related quality of life for everyone in the social support network. We will briefly describe suicide survivorship, present our model of the social support network, and COMPANION – our location based mobile support system designed to connect social support network members. We believe this will enable use to describe the communication use and patterns of the SOS’s social support network and positively impact their health related quality of life.

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in Harvard Style

M. LaRue E., M. Mitchell A., Karimi H., Kasemsuppakom P. and Roongpiboonsopit D. (2009). COMPANION: SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 357-362. DOI: 10.5220/0001774003570362


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf09,
author={Elizabeth M. LaRue and Ann M. Mitchell and Hassan Karimi and Piyawan Kasemsuppakom and Duangduen Roongpiboonsopit},
title={COMPANION: SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={357-362},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001774003570362},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - COMPANION: SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - M. LaRue E.
AU - M. Mitchell A.
AU - Karimi H.
AU - Kasemsuppakom P.
AU - Roongpiboonsopit D.
PY - 2009
SP - 357
EP - 362
DO - 10.5220/0001774003570362