This paper explores major theoretical models and research findings regarding the interaction of selected cognitive factors, such as cognitive rigidity and attributional style, stress, hopelessness, and depression. Toward the prediction of suicidal behaviors, two models are synthesized: a cognitive rigidity/stressdiathesis-hopelessness model, and a pluralistic, interactional model. In addition, relevant nursing prevention and intervention strategies from a cognitive therapy framework are discussed, as well as implications for nursing research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health