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Suicide Literacy among Nurses: A Survey Approach

Dr. Anjana Williams | Pooja Saini

Dr. Anjana Williams | Pooja Saini "Suicide Literacy among Nurses: A Survey Approach" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-6 | Issue-1, December 2021, pp.1175-1178, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd47980.pdf

Introduction: The word, Suicide, is one of the most taboo words in the English language. It is rarely discussed. Suicide, from the Latin word Suicidium, is "the act of taking one's own life". The fatal act represents a person’s wish to die. An irrational desire to die. Suicide is a symptom. Method: This study was planned as survey research to analyze nurses level of suicide Literacy. Total (n=96) nurses gave their consent and filled the google form. The form was distributed to 150 registered nurses. The tool was developed by the researcher to assess literacy regarding suicide. Results: The study showed the average age of the participants was 23 years. The majority of participants were P.G. students and were registered with the state council. The majority was the resident of the urban area. Being nurses some participants did not have literacy regarding suicide warning signs. Conclusions: Prevention of suicide attempts is an imperative health concern. Awareness activities among medical and paramedical students at all levels must be developed and executed to prevent people from committing suicide.

Suicide Literacy, Nurses

Volume-6 | Issue-1, December 2021
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