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Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care

​Course Length: 1 hour

Course Cost: Free ($25 fee if claiming CME credit)

About

People from all cultural groups will be affected by suicide, non-fatal suicidal behavior, and suicidal ideation, often in significantly different ways. Theoretical frameworks and practice recommendations to address these outcomes continue to emerge and evolve. To promote hope and recovery for everyone, this course applies a framework for cultural competency training to suicide care with diverse populations.  This course discusses a model for how culture influences suicide risk and suggests the use of clinical tools for culturally informed assessment and management of suicide risk. 

Note: This course assumes basic knowledge of suicide risk assessment, whether through All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention Training for Medical Professionals (Basic & Advanced) or through other training.  
 

Topics Covered

  • Working definitions of culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility

  • A framework for cultural competency training

  • Attitudes to support cross-cultural work

  • The limits of the “categorical approach” in training

  • Differences in suicide-related health status among people from different cultural groups

  • Differences in suicide care among people from different cultural groups

  • Cultural factors and suicide risk

  • The DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview

  • The Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide Screener

  • Cultural factors and safety planning

 

Objectives

By the end of this course, a clinician will be able to:

  • State a working definition of culture

  • Identify four categories of cultural factors that influence suicide risk

  • Identify a sequence of assessment and management using clinical tools that account for the effects of culture on suicide risk and suicide care.  


Registration

Click here to register for the course.

Continuing Education Credits

Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care can be taken for CME credit. All participants choosing to claim CME credit are responsible for the additional continuing education credit fee of $25 per course, payable after course completion. CME credit is optional.

 

​Credits available:

 

Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care: 1 hour

CME Accreditation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this other activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Method of Participation

To participate in the Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care course, register and then follow emailed instructions to access the course. The training is currently free for providers and client-facing staff. To receive CME, participants must complete the online educational activity followed by an evaluation and a post-test. To be eligible for CME, participants must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test, with two attempts allowed. After successfully completing the post-test, we will report your completion to the UW CME office, who will contact you with instructions for claiming and paying ($25) for CME or a certificate of contact hours.

 

Estimated Time to Complete

Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Disclosure Information

 

  • Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD (author and planner): royalties from Wiley

 

The following authors have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:

 

  • Jennifer Stuber, PhD

  • Ian Bennett, MD, PhD

  • John Kern, MD

  • Molly Adrian, PhD

  • Mark Reger, PhD

  • Chris DeCou, PhD

  • Jeff Sung, MD

  • Brett Bass

 

The following planners have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:

 

  • Jennifer Stuber, PhD                          

  • Ian Bennett, MD, PhD

  • John Kern, MD

  • Molly Adrian, PhD

  • Mark Reger, PhD

  • Alan Gojdics, MEd

  • Betsy Payn, MA

  • Melissa Farnum, MA

  • Diana Roll

  • Emma Mallonee, MPH

  • Rebecca Vaux

  • Ambyr Travis, MPH

  • Larry Wright, PhD

  • Michele Roe

 

Medium or Combination of Media Used

This CME activity is web-based and requires Internet access as well as a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device that can connect to the Internet. Media used includes video, audio, text, and graphics.

 

Date of Release

November 24, 2021

Termination Date

October 31, 2022

 

Course Acknowledgements

This course was developed by Forefront and the AIMS Center at the University of Washington, thanks to the Harborview Behavioral Health Institute and funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Authors
Jeff Sung, MD

Emma Mallonnee, MPH

 

Contributors
Jenny Nguyen, MD

Developers
Alan Gojdics, MEd

Melissa Farnum, MA

Diana Roll