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Table 2 Rates of nurses who encountered completed patient suicide and details of the encounter.

From: The impact of inpatient suicide on psychiatric nurses and their need for support

   No.of respondents(%)
Did you encounter an inpatient suicide? Yes 292 (55.0)
(n = 531) No 209 (39.4)
  No/inapporopriate answer 30 (5.6)
How many years have passed since the encounter? 20 or more years 15 (5.1)
(n = 292) 10 to 20 years 55 (18.8)
  5 to 10 years 29 (9.9)
  3 to 5 years 51 (17.5)
  1 to 2 years 84 (28.8)
  No/inapporopriate answer 58 (19.9)
In which time period? 0 a.m. to 7 a.m. 70 (24.0)
(n = 292) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40 (13.7)
  5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 45 (15.4)
  No/inapporopriate answer 137 (46.9)
Where did it take place? In the psychiatric ward 162 (55.5)
(n = 292) Outside the hospital (in the patient's home or during an outing) 102 (34.9)
  Other 14 (4.8)
  No/inapporopriate answer 14 (4.8)
When the event happened,you were: Off from work 75 (25.7)
(n = 292) Prior to going off duty 33 (11.3)
  On duty 58 (19.9)
  On duty and involved in post-event treatment 39 (13.4)
  Out of hospital 83 (28.4)
  No/inapporopriate answer 4 (1.4)
How closely were you involved with the patient? No involved 26 (8.9)
(n = 292) Little involvement 64 (21.9)
  Not charged but involved 187 (64.0)
  Charged 10 (3.4)
  No/inapporopriate answer 5 (1.7)
  1. Description: Data of the subjects,i.e., the fact that nurses encountered patients' suicide, years since the encounter, time and place of the encounter, situation when the encounter took place, involvement and relation of nurses to suicidei