Author(s):Dr Samuel Yates and Dr Sachin Patel
With an ageing population, suicide in older people will become an increasingly important cause of mortality in the coming years.
Whilst there are similarities in the risk factors for suicide in this population when compared to the general population, there are some important differences. This module aims to highlight these differences by reviewing current knowledge of the risk factors for completed suicide and self-harm in older people.
With this information, the reader should be better able to assess the risk of suicide in older adults and hopefully implement appropriate preventative management.
Please note: This module previously had the title Suicide in the elderly.
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