Year: 1987 Source: Journal of National Black Nurses Association, v.2, no.2, (Spring-Summer 1987), p.47-57 SIEC No: 19910727

This article reviews the incidence & demographics of suicide in the elderly. Sociological & psychological perspectives of suicide are presented. Prevention, the most relevant activity in reducing the number of geriatric suicides, & pertinent nursing interventions are discussed. (19 refs.)