It can be challenging on multiple levels to experience the death of a patient by suicide. This presentation will address the multi-factorial risks for suicide as well as postvention actions that can be utilized by both affected clinicians and organizations following a patient suicide. Establishing a culture of acknowledgement and addressing the loss in a timely and proactive manner is essential to ensure affected practitioners and family members feel supported and individual and organizational risk is minimized. Learning objectives for this session are to:
- Demonstrate understanding of a scientifically informed view of the multi-factorial risks for suicide
- Identify individual strategies that can be utilized to support clinicians' experiences following a patient suicide
- Determine organizational strategies that optimize postvention response following a patient suicide.
This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.
American Foundation for Suicide PreventionChristine Yu Moutier, MDChef Medical Officer