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Region 3: The Nurse’s Role in Suicide Prevention: Shifting the Perspective from Despair to Hope


2019-10-30 2019-10-30 America/New_York Region 3: The Nurse’s Role in Suicide Prevention: Shifting the Perspective from Despair to Hope MNA MNA

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Description: This program will cover the scope of the problem of suicide with attention to the recent shocking upward trend. The presenter will review the history and range of suicidality — from “romantic” and “noble,” through active verses passive — and examine the profile of the high-risk person and what is described by some survivors and in some suicide notes as “triggers.” For the young, is it a result of bullying? For older adults, does it reflect discouragement about the state of the world, or their health? How about well-off celebrities who seemingly have it all? This presentation will address the phenomenon of suicide 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

Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

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

Location: Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bay State Conference Center, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay; 508.830.5000. Drive onto campus and head toward the distant end of campus. The Bay State Conference Center is located directly across from the large MMA ship (not the red tugboat).There is a small parking lot adjacent to the conference center and additional parking is located along the canal edge.

Fee: Member/Associate Member, free*; Non-Members, $95. *Requires a $25 placeholder fee which will be returned upon attendance at program. Mail in registration with check only; online registration with credit card.

Contact Hours: Will be provided.

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