A Path to Hope: New Toolkit Offers Resources to Assess and Prevent Suicide in Older Adults
In this interview, we hear from Merrie J. Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, FAAN, author of the Suicide in Older Adults toolkit, created in partnership with the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The toolkit contains resources for teaching learners how to assess and prevent suicide in older adults. Dr. Kaas is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and a board certified, practicing psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. She has decades of geropsychiatric clinical experience and teaching experience in both psychiatric/mental health and gerontological nursing.