2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 067-072
Educational Needs of Parents of Adolescent Suicide Attempters
Merve ÖNDER1, Dudu KARAKAYA2
1Yüksek Lisans Öğrencisi, Akdeniz Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Ruh Sağlığı ve Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Yüksek Lisans Programı, Antalya, Türkiye
2Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, T
Keywords: Adolescent, parents, psychiatric nursing, suicide

Adolescence is a period in which there is an effort to adapt to physical changes and the role complex is lived intensely. Because of being a complex period, adolescents are exposed many stressors during this period. Adolescents who have difficulty coping with stressors may resort to suicidal behavior as a way of salvation. In recent years, adolescent suicides have become widespread all over the world and have become an important public health problem. Although suicide rates are increasing in adolescents, the World Health Organization states that suicide is preventable behavior and that roles and responsibilities fall to the whole society in ensuring its preventability. A large part of the roles and responsibilities in ensuring preventability belongs to health professionals. Nurses spend the most time with adolescents attempting suicide in the clinical setting and parents in the home environment. Nurses and parents should have sufficient knowledge and skill to be able to recognize a possible suicide at an early stage and to intervene appropriately. In this review, the educational needs of parents of adolescent suicide attempters and nursing interventions for the identified needs are reviewed in the light of the literature.