Researchers see need for ED staff education on suicide prevention

04/14/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

A poll of 631 emergency department doctors and nurses found that fewer than 50% of them said that most or all suicides can be avoided. In most cases when suicide is considered a possibility, access to firearms is not assessed unless there is a plan that involves a gun. "These findings suggest the need for targeted staff education concerning means restriction for suicide prevention," researchers concluded. The findings appear in the journal Depression and Anxiety.

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