Suicide Prevention: A Healer Education and Referral Program for Nurses

@article{Davidson2018SuicidePA,
  title={Suicide Prevention: A Healer Education and Referral Program for Nurses},
  author={Judy E Davidson and Sidney Zisook and Brittany Kirby and Gia DeMichele and William A. Norcross},
  journal={JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration},
  year={2018},
  volume={48},
  pages={85–92}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the pilot expansion of a proactive suicide risk–screening program, initially designed for physicians, to nurses. [...] Key Method RESULTS During the 1st 6 months of the program, 172 of 2475 (7%) nurses completed questionnaires; 74 (43%) were rated as high risk, and another 98 (55%) as moderate risk; 12 (7%) reported current active thoughts or actions of self-harm, and 19 (11%) reported previous suicide attempts.Expand

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