Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide and suicidal patients

A multisite study

Ching Sin Siau, Lei Hum Wee, Tassha Hilda Adnan, Seen Heng Yeoh, Komathi Perialathan, Suzaily Wahab

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide. Nurses from five hospitals participated in this study. Studying the attitudes of nurses toward suicidal patients and its application to nursing professional development practitioners is an important topic. Most nurses were agreeable to assuming responsibility and to be trained in suicide prevention. Suicide-related training should focus on improving the attitudes of nonpsychiatric nurses, those with no experience in caring for suicidal patients, and those with less nursing experience, all of whom reported more negative attitudes toward suicidal patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurses in Professional Development
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide and suicidal patients : A multisite study. / Siau, Ching Sin; Wee, Lei Hum; Adnan, Tassha Hilda; Yeoh, Seen Heng; Perialathan, Komathi; Wahab, Suzaily.

In: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.03.2019, p. 98-103.

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Siau, Ching Sin ; Wee, Lei Hum ; Adnan, Tassha Hilda ; Yeoh, Seen Heng ; Perialathan, Komathi ; Wahab, Suzaily. / Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide and suicidal patients : A multisite study. In: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. 2019 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 98-103.
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