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Region 2: The Nurse’s Role in Suicide Prevention: Shifting the Perspective from Despair to Hope

10.29.2018

2018-10-29 2018-10-29 America/New_York Region 2: The Nurse’s Role in Suicide Prevention: Shifting the Perspective from Despair to Hope http://massnurses.org/news-and-events/events/p/event/11003 MNA MNA donotreply@massnurses.org

Registration for this course is now closed. 

Description: This program will cover the scope of the problem of suicide, with particular attention to the recent shocking upward trend.  The presenter will review the history and range of suicidality (from “romantic” and “noble”, through active vs. passive) and examine the profile of the high risk person and what some survivors and suicide notes describe as “triggers.”  For the young, is it a result of bullying?  For older adults, does it reflect discouragement about the state of the world?  Their health?  How about the well-off celebrities who seemingly have it all?  This presentation will address the phenomenon of suicidality as a public health emergency.  It will address the antecedents to suicide, describe warning signs and propose interventions that are within the scope of nursing practice.

Presenter: Mary Linda O’Reilly, MS, APRN, BC

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 5:30-6 p.m., Registration/Dinner
           6 - 8 p.m., Program

Location: Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester; www.beechwoodhotel.com

Fee: Member/Associate Member, free*; Non-Members, $95. *Requires a $25 placeholder fee which will be returned upon attendance at program.

Contact hours: Will be provided.


To register: complete the Regional Registration Form and submit it to the MNA Region 2 Office, 365 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604. For questions, please contact Region 2 at 508.756.5800 or email region2@mnarn.org.

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