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News: Accredited training helps doctors better identify and prevent suicide

The training equips physicians with the tools they need to better identify and prevent suicide among their patients while recognizing the challenging conditions they face, often run off their feet and seeing very ill patients in tight, 15-minute time slots.  The training covers how to broach the question of suicide with patients, how to create an empathetic doctor-patient relationship where that conversation can take place, how to make a tailored safety plan despite time constraints, using protective factors to support vulnerable patients and identifying risk factors, including in those patients who are not necessarily forthcoming.

For more information check out the Mental Health Commission of Canada Website.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 11:09 am.