4th Symposium

Caring for youth at risk of suicide: what do children and parents find helpful?

Speaker: Catherine Pugnaire Gros

Catherine Pugnaire Gros, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing, and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, presents a study that identified effective nursing interventions for suicidal children and teenagers receiving inpatient psychiatric care. She shows that involving children and adolecents in decision-making around their care is beneficial for their health and recovery. She also explores important factors in the nurse-client relationship that improve the prognosis for suicidal children and teenagers.

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