Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.35-36 SIEC No: 19940361

The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate & describe psychiatric nurses’ stress responses to a hospital suicide. Coping strategies which were most frequently used were also the most frequently helpful & included things such as seeking increased emotional support, & experiencing & dealing with all feelings about the suicide. It was found that anger is a common reaction to suicide & that most psychiatric nurses experience considerable stress following inpatient suicide.