Start Date

23-8-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

23-8-2019 11:00 AM


An Integrative Literature Review



Background: For every suicide nearly 25 suicide attempts were made. So with access to this population of patients through their presentation to emergency departments as a result of an attempt comes the potential to affect future behaviors.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative review was to identify whether current research could illuminate the effectiveness of an intervention implemented within the setting of an emergency department to reduce subsequent suicidal behaviors or attempts.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the CINAHL, PubMed, and CQ Researcher databases with search terms including suicide prevention, emergency, screening, assessment, and intervention.

Results: Among comprehensive reviews of three studies it was determined that implementation of a screening tool alone has little effect on reducing suicidal behaviors. However implementation of a screening tool and an intervention was found to significantly reduce suicidal behavior and subsequent attempts.

Conclusion: Further research that expands upon which interventions are most effective and the length and frequency that’s best for follow up treatments or programs is crucial.

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Effective Approaches for Reducing Suicidal Behavior in Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Department

An Integrative Literature Review