Addressing Suicide Risk in the Dental Setting
Incorporating screening questionnaires that assess probability for suicide ideation, capability, and attempt into the medical history form may help ensure at-risk patients receive the help they need.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the differences between suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and suicide.
- Explain the demographic information regarding those at risk for suicide.
- Note the risk and protective factors for suicide.
- Discuss the role healthcare providers play in addressing suicide risk.
This course was issued in April 2022 and expires April 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.