How to talk openly with terminally ill people who are at risk of suicide
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How to talk openly with terminally ill people who are at risk of suicide

Ruth Wood Journalist

Having a terminal or life-limiting illness can increase a person’s risk of taking their own life. Find out how to have compassionate conversations and offer support

When Robin Walton was a nursing student on a London hospital ward in the 1960s, a patient climbed out of the window one day and jumped to his death. She remembers three consequences: ‘It was traumatic. Nurses felt guilt and blame. And the window openings were reduced.’

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 5, 7-9. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.5.7.s3

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