Suicidal behaviour: A study of emergency nurses’ educational needs when caring for this patient group
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Suicidal behaviour: A study of emergency nurses’ educational needs when caring for this patient group

Brian Keogh Lecturer, Nursing at the school of nursing and midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin
Louise Doyle Lecturer, Nursing at the school of nursing and midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin
Jean Morrissey Lecturer, Nursing at the school of nursing and midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin

Emergency department nurses in the Republic of Ireland need specific training to treat people who present with suicidal behaviour, say BRIAN KEOGH, LOUISE DOYLE and JEAN MORRISSEY

Suicide rates in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) have increased from 7 per cent in 1982 to 11 per cent in 2005 (Health Service Executive 2006), making this a serious public health issue for health policy makers and practitioners.

Emergency Nurse. 15, 3, 30-35. doi: 10.7748/en2007.06.15.3.30.c4246

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