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Jessica CappFollow

Start Date

17-8-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

17-8-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: Suicide is a preventable public health issue and yet, suicides rates continue to be on the rise. Many individuals who attempt and complete suicide have visited their primary care office in the months prior. Nurses working in the primary care setting spend the most amount of time with the patient during these office visits. Therefore, these nurses serve a vital role in suicide identification and prevention. Most nurses in general have little to no training on how to assess, treat, refer, and even talk with a patient about suicide.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify risk factors for suicide that nurses working in this setting should be aware of. Along with identifying training courses that are available to nurses that train how to assess, treat, refer, and become more comfortable speaking with patients regarding the topic of suicide.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted to identify suicide risk factors and training programs available to nurses regarding suicide assessment. A computerized search of literature was conducted using PubMed and CINAHL databases. Articles were

Results: Research suggests there are many risk factors for suicide that should be known by nurses. Once trained in suicide assessment nurses will be more competent in identifying these risk factors and assisting with suicide prevention. Literature published from 2011-2017 were used for this review.

Conclusions: This review found gatekeeper training programs for suicide prevention to be successful. However, these conclusions offer implications for further education and research.

Key Words: Primary care, nurses, risk factors, and suicide.

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Aug 17th, 9:30 AM Aug 17th, 11:30 AM

Identifying Risk Factors of Suicide and Prevention Strategies in Primary Care Setting: An Integrated Literature Review

Background: Suicide is a preventable public health issue and yet, suicides rates continue to be on the rise. Many individuals who attempt and complete suicide have visited their primary care office in the months prior. Nurses working in the primary care setting spend the most amount of time with the patient during these office visits. Therefore, these nurses serve a vital role in suicide identification and prevention. Most nurses in general have little to no training on how to assess, treat, refer, and even talk with a patient about suicide.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify risk factors for suicide that nurses working in this setting should be aware of. Along with identifying training courses that are available to nurses that train how to assess, treat, refer, and become more comfortable speaking with patients regarding the topic of suicide.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted to identify suicide risk factors and training programs available to nurses regarding suicide assessment. A computerized search of literature was conducted using PubMed and CINAHL databases. Articles were

Results: Research suggests there are many risk factors for suicide that should be known by nurses. Once trained in suicide assessment nurses will be more competent in identifying these risk factors and assisting with suicide prevention. Literature published from 2011-2017 were used for this review.

Conclusions: This review found gatekeeper training programs for suicide prevention to be successful. However, these conclusions offer implications for further education and research.

Key Words: Primary care, nurses, risk factors, and suicide.