Coping strategies to help you deal with patient suicide
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Coping strategies to help you deal with patient suicide

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Patient suicide can adversely affect the mental health and well-being of nurses involved in that person’s care, and coping strategies and support are vital

Nurses say they have been changed forever after a patient in their care died by suicide, yet what have been described as toxic workplace attitudes mean that some are blamed and scapegoated for the incidents, despite being left with serious mental health problems themselves.

Mental Health Practice. 27, 1, 11-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.27.1.11.s7

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