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. doi Influence of religious factors on attitudes towards suicidal behaviour in Ghana
    J Osafo
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491, Trondheim, Norway
    J Relig Health 52:488-504. 2013
  2. doi The meanings of suicidal behaviour to psychology students in Ghana: a qualitative approach
    Joseph Osafo
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:643-59. 2011
  3. doi Attitudes of psychologists and nurses toward suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana: a qualitative study
    J Osafo
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:691-700. 2012
  4. pmc Adolescents and parents' perceptions of best time for sex and sexual communications from two communities in the Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana: implications for HIV and AIDS education
    Emmanuel Asampong
    Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, Ghana
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:40. 2013
  5. doi The experiences of attempt survivor families and how they cope after a suicide attempt in Ghana: a qualitative study
    Winifred Asare-Doku
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Post Office Box LG84, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    BMC Psychiatry 17:178. 2017
  6. pmc Perceptions of parents on how religion influences adolescents' sexual behaviours in two Ghanaian communities: implications for HIV and AIDS prevention
    Joseph Osafo
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    J Relig Health 53:959-71. 2014

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Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi Influence of religious factors on attitudes towards suicidal behaviour in Ghana
    J Osafo
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491, Trondheim, Norway
    J Relig Health 52:488-504. 2013
    ..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. doi The meanings of suicidal behaviour to psychology students in Ghana: a qualitative approach
    Joseph Osafo
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:643-59. 2011
    ..The implications of these meanings of suicidal behaviour for suicide prevention in Ghana are discussed...
  3. doi Attitudes of psychologists and nurses toward suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana: a qualitative study
    J Osafo
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:691-700. 2012
    ..One way of preventing suicide has been increasing awareness among health care professionals of their own attitudes and taboos toward suicide and its prevention...
  4. pmc Adolescents and parents' perceptions of best time for sex and sexual communications from two communities in the Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana: implications for HIV and AIDS education
    Emmanuel Asampong
    Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, Ghana
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:40. 2013
    ..The views of adolescents and parents from two south-eastern communities in Ghana regarding best time for sex and sexual communications were examined...
  5. doi The experiences of attempt survivor families and how they cope after a suicide attempt in Ghana: a qualitative study
    Winifred Asare-Doku
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Post Office Box LG84, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    BMC Psychiatry 17:178. 2017
    ..The objective of this qualitative study was to understand the experiences of the families of attempt survivors and how they cope with the aftermath of the attempt...
  6. pmc Perceptions of parents on how religion influences adolescents' sexual behaviours in two Ghanaian communities: implications for HIV and AIDS prevention
    Joseph Osafo
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    J Relig Health 53:959-71. 2014
    ..Religious socialization, social capital theory and the concept of social suffering are used to explain some of the findings of this study. Implications for HIV and AIDS education and prevention are also discussed. ..