Advanced practice registered nurses attitudes toward suicide in the 15- to 24-year-old population

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Abstract

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to assess advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) attitudes toward suicide in the 15- to 24-year-old population.

Design and Methods:

A convenience sample of national psychiatric and pediatric APRNs was obtained from postings on professional websites and sending invitations to members utilizing anonymous qualtrics reference survey that included demographic questions and the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ).

Findings:

The pediatric APRNs demonstrated more positive attitudes toward suicide as measured by the SOQ when individual items were analyzed.

Practice Implications:

One of the outcomes of this study is to raise awareness and foster prevention related to suicide for advanced practice registered nurses and the 15- to 24-year-old population.

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