Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)


Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient as a case study. Recommendations for improvements are considered, including the importance of an early diagnosis as a step towards obtaining help in living well with dementia, and approaches to palliative care.

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Nicholson, L. (2013). Risk of suicide in patients with dementia: a case study. Nursing Standard, November 13th 2013, Vol. 28(11), pp.43-9. (Click here to view the  PubMed abstract).

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