Nurse suicide: Prevention and grief management
Davidson, J.E., Accardi, R., Sanchez, C., & Zisook, S.
IN THE ARTICLE “Grief management after a nurse’s death” (myamericannurse/griefmanagement-after-a-nurses-death), we provided guidelines for helping healthcare organizations support staff as they grieve a colleague’s death.
However, when a nurse dies by suicide, grief can be exacerbated by guilt and anger, and a misguided attempt to protect privacy may lead an organization to avoid addressing the death. Our organization has created steps within its
bereavement program that are specific to the unique challenges of a suicide death. We’ve also created a suicide prevention program