Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care

In the United States, self-directed firearm use accounts for approximately half of all suicide deaths. 

To address this risk in health care settings, clinical guidelines advise health care professionals to engage patients in discussions about reducing firearm access when suicide risk is identified.  In practice, broad differences in worldviews and practical knowledge about firearms between clinicians and firearm owners sometimes hinder the success of these discussions. 

In response to this “culture gap,” Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care reviews attitudes, knowledge, and skills to support clinicians in working with patients who own and use firearms.

Course Length: 3 hours

Course Cost: Free. All participants choosing to obtain CME credit are responsible for an additional $25 fee, payable after course completion. CME credit is optional.