Intermediate Nursing
Mental Health
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In this lesson, we will review what suicide is along with some causes and risk factors for considering or committing suicide.  We will thoroughly review signs and symptoms of suicidal thoughts and behaviors along with priority nursing assessments and interventions regarding safety when working with clients who are suspected of considering or thinking about suicide.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Define suicide
  2. Identify risk factors for suicide
  3. Describe signs and symptoms of a client who suicidal
  4. Determine nursing interventions utilized in managing suicidal thoughts or attempts
  5. Explain the nurse’s role in reporting suicidal thoughts or attempts

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