3035: Learning to be Comfortable with the Discomfort: Working with People who are at a Chronic High Risk of Suicide - A Forensic Perspective from the UK
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3035:  Learning to be Comfortable with the Discomfort: Working with People who are at a Chronic High Risk of Suicide - A Forensic Perspective from the UK


Suicide continues to be a significant concern in England, particularly for mental health services and prisons. This paper suggests that the ability to talk about suicide and the need to develop meaningful relationships are two important aspects of suicide prevention. The term ‘chronic high risk of suicide’ is introduced and discussed, with particular reference to forensic populations.

 

Speaker: Suzie Marriott, RN (MH), MSc

 

Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the definition of ‘chronic high risk’ of suicide.
2. Recognize when the ‘chronic high risk’ turns into an ‘actual’ and ‘active’ risk of suicide.
3. Learn useful strategies for initiating and maintaining meaningful therapeutic conversations with service users about suicide and death.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Suicide Prevention Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2015



 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.