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Table 1 Results of content analysis of interviews with psychiatrists on the Vision Zero for Suicide

From: Skepticism towards the Swedish vision zero for suicide: interviews with 12 psychiatrists

Subcategories Categories Themes
- Reach for the stars Benefits in healthcare Benefits of the VZ
- Increased awareness of suicidality in healthcare
- A good way of supplying resources to suicide prevention
- A positive signal from the authorities
- Decreased shame and increased empathy for suicidal persons Benefits for the general public
- Increased public awareness of suicide
- Insufficient medical knowledge to treat and prognosticate Insufficient knowledge The VZ is unachievable
- Insufficient knowledge for predicting suicide
- Insufficient resources to prevent all suicides Insufficient resources
- Insufficient legal means for compulsory care Limitations of compulsory care
- Compulsory care is sometimes counterproductive
- Misdirected focus at the expense of appropriate measures Wrong focus The VZ is nonconstructive
- Threat of suicide as an instrument of power
- Decreased inclination to seek help or share problems
- The VZ supports an unjustified difference between psychiatry and somatic care Negative consequences for psychiatry
- The VZ may have a deterring effect on physicians
- The VZ may amplify contradictory tasks
- The VZ may augment the anxiety among personnel
- The VZ may contribute to false views of psychiatric illness among the public Wrong message
- The VZ may contribute to false hopes on healthcare among the public
- The VZ contributes to medicalization of normal psychology
- Thoughts and plans of suicide as comfort and hope
- Conflicting values with regard to the patient Some suicides should not be prevented because the moral cost is too high The VZ is not desirable
- Conflicting values with regard to others
- Rational suicide Certain rational suicides should not be prevented
- Assisted suicide