Is Suicide Preventable? Lessons From Robin William's Death

Presenter: J Michael Bostwick, MD

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on February 15, 2019, Reviewed May 15, 2019; Expires July 30, 2023)

Provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to suicide prevention, intervention and detection every 4 years.

Overview

The purpose of this activity is to improve the clinicians' ability to identify and assess suicidal patients accurately.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Distinguish risk factors from warning signs and learn to more accurately assess suicidal patients
  • Elicit biological and psychosocial contributions to suicidal causes so that they can be immediately addressed thus reducing the need for suicidal behavior
  • Construct narratives that underpin suicidality with the goal of understanding why a patient is suicidal and what can be done to ameliorate suicidal distress