Suicides among older adults in the United States and Canada in the last decade have accounted for an increasing share of all suicides.
In both countries the use of firearms among older adults has steadily increased.
Despite these trends, little is known about the extent to which crisis centers are prepared to prevent elder suicide.
A survey of AAS-listed crisis prevention centers examined the training, knowledge, and current practices relevant to elder suicide among personnel in 321 crisis prevention centers in both countries.
Results revealed insufficient training, a lack of familiarity with recent suicide trends, and limited outreach to older adults.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Canada, Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Canada, Occupational training, Health staff, Elderly, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0409928
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 10/04/1997.