Year: 1996 Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, v.28, no.4, (August 1, 1996), p.234-237 SIEC No: 20060053

Neuroscience nurses can offer a comprehensive definition of a challenge, especially in the context of caring for a patient & their family after a suicide attempt. This situation can stimulate thinking about why individuals try to take their lives, how suicide is attempted, & what nurses can do to turn a hopeless situation into one of hope. Two case studies are used to illustrate these points. (12 refs.)