Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Nursing Education, v.37, no.2 (February 1998), p.92-95 SIEC No: 20011363

Professional nursing students are significantly at risk for possible suicide attempts or completions. Nurse educators can play a crucial role in prevention by identifying, assessing, & immediately referring for further psychiatric evaluation & treatment, those students who exhibit suicidal behaviours. This article outlines a helping process based on the acronym S.A.V.E. – Suicidal behaviours, Assessment interview, Value student, Evaluation-referral. (17 refs.)