Category list : Suicide
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Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to researchers.
Disciplinary processes in the NHS are to come under the microscope after ministers ordered an independent investigation into the death of a nurse, which attracted widespread media attention last year.
The risk of suicide among female nurses is 23% above the national average, while care workers in general are at higher risk, according to latest data revealed.
Suicide awareness training should be mandatory for health professionals working with high risk groups, the Royal College of Nursing has said in response to a critical report from MPs.
Mental health nurses working in prisons are facing a series of problems including insufficient training to help people who are considering killing themselves, and too little experience of working in acute settings, according to a new charity report on suicide prevention in prisons.
Nurses working in primary care should receive better training in identifying patients who may be contemplating taking their own lives, according to a report on suicide prevention by MPs.
It seems as if there is an awareness day for everything now. My favourite, which is coincidentally on my birthday, is National Lumpy Rug Awareness Day. However, this blog is about a day that is close to my heart: World Suicide Prevention Day, which this year was on 10 September.
Locked-door policies in mental health hospitals are no better than open doors at preventing patient suicide or unauthorised absence, according to a study.
Exam stress linked to teen suicideSubscription
“First detailed study into 130 [teen] suicide cases in England finds range of common anxieties,” The Guardian reports, citing factors including exam stress, bullying and bereavement.
Call for early intervention to head off teen suicide Subscription
Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in preventing young people taking their own lives by identifying risks and factors that may be the “final straw”, says the first in-depth national study of child suicides.