Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.471-472 SIEC No: 19880918

In this summary, the author discusses nurses as suicidologists & outlines the challenges they must meet as clinicians, educators, researchers & administrators. Examples include: engaging in suicide research & thereby raising standards & improving care; developing standards of practice for suicide prevention programs with an emphasis on patient outcome, & increasing awareness within the profession of culture-specific issues related to suicide. (GW)