Suicide prevention cannot be overlooked in nurse education
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Suicide prevention cannot be overlooked in nurse education

Annessa Rebair @annessarebair Senior lecturer in mental health, Northumbria University, National charity Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Having lost a family member to suicide, I have learned from personal and professional experience the need for awareness to start early

As a young nursing student, the knowledge that I had a duty of care to those in suicidal distress was frightening. Even with 20 years of nursing experience, I am still anxious when I am with someone who is experiencing suicidal distress.

Nursing Standard. 32, 27, 31-31. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.27.31.s23

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