Nurse Suicide Evidence Based Prevention Strategies


Nurses are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and suicide than the general population at baseline. Given the impact of COVID-19 and social unrest, the risk of stress disorders, depression and suicide are greater than ever before. In this webinar you will learn modifiable risk factors specific to nursing and evidence-based strategies for prevention. Our speaker, Dr. Judy Davidson and her team have implemented the first screening program to prevent nurse suicide, detecting and referring nurses at risk into treatment. Dr. Davidson will provide learners with a replicable strategy that any organization can use to start up a risk screening program.


Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of nurse suicide
  • List modifiable risks of nurse suicide
  • Describe how to set up a nurse suicide screening program to detect nurses [and others] at risk
  • Describe 3 evidence-based approaches to decrease psychological impact of work-related stressors

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Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN

Nurse Scientist
University of California San Diego Health
Education, Development and Research

Dr. Judy E. Davidson is a nurse scientist for the University of California San Diego Health and also a research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of California San Diego. Her research focuses on clinician suicide and prevention strategies, and determining best practices for workplace wellness. She and her team have implemented the first nurse suicide screening program which has been in place since 2016 detecting nurses at risk and referring them successfully into treatment.