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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2018;27(2):170-178.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2018.27.2.170    Published online July 4, 2018.
Educational Needs for Suicide Prevention Competencies among Visiting Nurses.
Jung Eun Kim, Suk Sun Kim
1Graduate School, Division of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. suksunkim@ewha.ac.kr
This study was done to identify and prioritize educational needs for suicide prevention competencies among 212 visiting nurses from 33 public health centers. METHODS: Data were collected from August to October 2017 through self-administered questionnaires consisting of measures of suicide prevention competencies. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, paired t-test, and Borich's needs assessment model to determine the priority of educational needs. RESULTS: Visiting nurses reported that enhancing skills in suicide prevention were more significant than improving knowledge. The highest priority need was “utilizing counseling skills.” In addition, other educational needs were prioritized as followed by; “a strategic planning approach to suicide prevention”, “applying therapeutic communication”, “showing empathy”, and “using resources in the community.” CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that developing intervention programs to enhance counseling and strategic planning skills are needed to improve suicide prevention competencies among visiting nurses.
Key Words: Home health nursing; Suicide; Primary prevention; Needs assessment; Educational measurement
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