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Hope and Recovery for Everyone: Cultural Factors in Suicide Care

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. 
 

Course Length: 1 hour

Course Cost: Free. All participants choosing to obtain CME credit are responsible for an additional $25 fee, payable after course completion. CME credit is optional.

Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care

In the United States, self-directed firearm use accounts for approximately half of all suicide deaths.  To address this risk in health care settings, clinical guidelines advise health care professionals to engage patients in discussions about reducing firearm access when suicide risk is identified.  In practice, broad differences in worldviews and practical knowledge about firearms between clinicians and firearm owners sometimes hinder the success of these discussions.  In response to this “culture gap,” Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care reviews attitudes, knowledge, and skills to support clinicians in working with patients who own and use firearms.

Course Length: 3 hours

Course Cost: Free. All participants choosing to obtain CME credit are responsible for an additional $25 fee, payable after course completion. CME credit is optional.