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Occupational Therapist


Suicide Assessment 201

Suicide and Non-Suicide Self-Injury, Inward-Focused Emotions: Suicide and Assessmet of Risk for In-Hospital Suicide and Aggression in High-Dependency Care Environments


3.0

  • Describe the profile of suicide in the US, noting psychosocial and cultural factors that effect risk
  • Identify 3 common precipitating events for suicide attempts
  • Describe risk factors for suicide including co-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Name the most frequent co-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Use the sad person scale to assess suicide risk
  • Give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions
  • Describe basic level interventions that take place in the hospital or community
  • Identify key elements of suicide precautions and environmental safety factors in the hospital
  • Describe the problem on non-suicidal self-injury
  • Explain the range of self-protective behavioral responses
  • Discuss 3 myths about suicidal behaviors
  • Identify 2 cultural or social factors that relate to suicide
  • Examine 4 categories of motivation for attempting suicide
  • Explain how suicide affects family members and friends
  • Describe 3 theories that attempt to explain the causes of suicide
  • Discuss the occurrence of suicide throughout each life cycle
  • Outline the process for assessing the suicidal potential of a client
  • Choose 3 therapeutic goals and interventions for clients with suicidal behaviors

Richard Saporito, DC

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