Facts and fables about suicide correct answer c it is

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Facts and Fables About Suicide
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Correct answer: C It is a misconcep:on that individuals usually commit suicide by taking an overdose of drugs. Gunshot wounds are the leading cause of death among suicide vic:ms. Facts and Fables About Suicide (cont d)
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Presen:ng symptoms/medical-psychiatric diagnosis Mood disorders Substance use disorders Anxiety disorders Schizophrenia Borderline personality disorder An:social personality disorder THOUGHTS INTENT PLAN/MEANS GESTURES FOLLOW THROUGH=DEATH Assessment
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Suicidal ideas or acts Seriousness of intent Existence of a plan Availability and lethality of means Behavioral clues Verbal clues Assessment (cont d)
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Interven:on with the outpa:ent suicidal client (or following discharge from inpa:ent care) Informa:on for family and friends of the suicidal client Interven:on with families and friends of suicide vic:ms Planning/Implementa:on
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Do not leave the person alone Establish a no-suicide contract with the client Enlist the help of family or friends Schedule frequent appointments Establish rapport and promote a trus:ng rela:onship Be direct and talk maSer-of-factly about suicide Interven:on With the Outpa:ent Suicidal Client
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Discuss the current crisis situa:on in the client s life Iden:fy areas of self-control Give an:depressant medica:ons IF ORDERED AND APPROPRATE Interven:on With the Outpa:ent Suicidal Client (cont d)
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Crisis counseling with the suicidal client Focus on the current crisis and how it can be alleviated Note client s reac:vity to the crisis and how it can be changed Work toward restora:on of the clients self-worth, status, morale, and control Introduce alterna:ves to suicide Rehearse more posi:ve ways of thinking Interven:on With the Outpa:ent Suicidal Client (cont d)
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Crisis counseling with the suicidal client Iden:fy experiences and ac:ons that affirm self-worth and self- efficacy Encourage movement toward the new reality Be available for ongoing therapeu:c support and growth Interven:on With the Outpa:ent Suicidal Client (cont d)
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  • Fall '16
  • Nursing, Major depressive disorder, ons, Suicidal Client, Treatment Modali

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