Preventing Late-Life Suicide - PSY277

Preventing Late-Life Suicide

by Sharon M. Valente, APRN, PhD, FAAN and Judith M. Saunders, RN, DNS, FAAN and Susan Phillips, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
(4.3 / 35 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
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Suicide rates for males ages 65 and older remain higher than for any other group. Researchers have found that not every hospitalized patient with a high risk for suicide was referred for a psychiatric evaluation. Healthcare providers frequently miss opportunities for mental health diagnosis and referral. To have an impact on late-life suicide, healthcare providers must know what symptoms to look for and routinely screen for depression to determine suicide risk.


The goal of this continuing education module is to enhance nurses’, occupational therapists’, social workers’ and psychologists’ ability to identify and evaluate at-risk older adults to prevent late-life suicide. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize three important clinical clues to late-life suicide
  • Identify the risk factors for late-life suicide
  • Describe the process of evaluation and treatment of late-life suicide

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Introductory
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 9/27/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/27/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/27/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Bonnie D - Greensboro, NC  ·  Nov 30, 2017
Easy to read and understand
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Rudy H - Coatesville, PA  ·  Nov 22, 2017
Concise and posed questions for further observation and thought.
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Lisa S - Clarks Summit, PA  ·  Nov 03, 2017
The content was appropriate for the 1 CE requirement.
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Margit Y - Lemont, PA  ·  Oct 24, 2017
Interesting and helpful
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John R - Greensburg, PA  ·  Aug 27, 2017
I was aware of much of the information but a review is useful to keep it freshly in mind. I was unaware of some of the information. Its good to have a better understanding of the subject matter.
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Price: $19.00
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