Nursing Home Suicide Case Study

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Furthermore, there is a vast need for additional research. There is a necessity to gain knowledge on risk factors and on ways to prevent suicide in order to aid nursing home residents (Bugeja et al., 2015, p. 811). The knowledge of preventing suicide in a nursing home can be helpful for residents as well as for social services. Suicide occurs in nursing homes partially fur to the lack of knowledge on depression. Current research depicts that physicians fail to recognize depression and tend to provide inaccurate treatment (Allgaier, Fejtkova, Hegerl, Kramer, & Mergl, 2009, p. 355). In this case, it may be helpful if physicians collaborate with counselors in order to obtain accurate information on depression, or to have physicians obtain a therapist…show more content…
Additionally, knowledge and understanding of nursing home residents vulnerability in a way to provide contact in an accepting manner, as much as possible, maintain their autonomy (Kjolseth et al., 2010, p. 44). Most nursing home residents attempt to acquire autonomy when choosing their treatment options. However, many helpers fail to take residents seriously about symptoms till it is too late. In order to aid nursing home residents in an effective manner, one must not only integrate preferences and options, but also refine nursing home environments (Choi et al., 2008, p. 545). The changes in the nursing home facilities may range from no longer including structured activities to making residents feel at home. In addition, adding complex tasks to residents daily life may help with feelings of unworthiness. According to Bhar & Brown (2012) reestablishing problem solving in nursing home residents produces feelings of worthiness, proficiency and significance (p. 121). Restoring problem solving in residents may be a key to preventing suicide. However, further research is necessary to effectively aid nursing home residents. Further research may be useful, such as evaluating residents cognitive status of depression and the modification after psychotherapy (Bottino, Cordás, & Simon, 2015, P. 232). Nonetheless, additional research is necessary to help residents with depression, but also to prevent suicide before it is too late. Overall, depression may be detected in nursing home residents, yet therapeutic alliance may affect
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