Screening for Suicide May Save a Life
Oral health professionals are well positioned to screen for this preventable cause of death during the dental hygiene process of care.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss who is at greatest risk of suicide.
- Identify the risk factors associated with suicide.
- Explain the strategies that can be implemented when the risk of suicide is noted in a patient.
- List additional resources for training in suicide screening.
This course was published in the April 2016 issue and expires April 30, 2019. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.