Elderly Suicide Introduction Every nurse will encounter suicide whether on the professional or personal level. Elderly people have a higher rate of completed suicide than any other group and, although there are many factors involved in suicide, depression is the major cause ( Holkup , 2003; Ovama & Sakashita , 2008). When I was younger, my best friend’s grandmother died at the age of 75 years and eight months late her husband committed suicide. When suicide occurs among the elderly, it is particularly disturbing because, from a sociocultural point of view, the later years are the golden years which are supposedly marked by security and peace. Elderly suicide may indicate that people fail to master the final stage which Erikson terms...The end:
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