National charity wants suicide prevention included in pre-registration nurse education
The charity Papyrus wants the NMC to educate trainee nurses on how to ask patients questions about suicide
The prevention of young suicide charity Papyrus is lobbying the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to include suicide mitigation techniques in all pre-registration nurse education courses.
Papyrus chief executive Ged Flynn said nurses need to be equipped to ask the right questions of patients to find out if they are at risk of suicide.
He said: '[Patients] tell you that they are struggling with their mental health.
'They don’t say they are feeling suicidal. It is for the doctor or nurse to say, “are you okay?”.'
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