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Suicide and its prevention: Contemporary and historical perspectives in nursing, 1880–2020

The European Association for the History of Nursing and five professional nursing organisations from The Netherlands organise a pan-European conference that will examine contemporary and historical perspectives on suicide and its prevention, with reference to theory and practice. It will be limited to a maximum of 75 participants in order to facilitate thorough discussion and debate on its theme, including comparisons of similarities and differences in practices across the various European countries represented. Such dialogue may offer new ways of thinking about suicide and new recommendations for education, clinical practice, and research

The conference will explore the ways in which nurses have encountered and responded to suicide in contemporary mental health and general healthcare settings, in different social and historical contexts, and among particular groups, such as people with a depressive illness, people with a drug addiction, and soldiers and nurses during times of war. It will also review and examine how the nursing profession has addressed the impact of suicide on nurses themselves, and consider contemporary issues facing nurses as they respond to suicidal ideation, care for people following suicide attempts, or work with the bereaved. The conference may also review the epidemiology of and the risk factors for suicide among nurses.

The deadline for abstracts is May 31, 2021. Click here for the call for papers.