S. W. Ot Analysis Strengths And Weaknesses

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A valuable step in any policy process is evaluation. A S.W.O.T. analysis examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of any program. This can be powerful tool for policy and program evaluation as it is designed to identify any areas for improvement or those that are sustainable (Milstead, 2016). Using the S.W.O.T. analysis for suicide prevention is used as a beginning framework for evaluation (Appendix).
The ultimate goal of any suicide prevention program would be to save lives. Simply put, a strength of the program would involve communities and individuals, resulting in a feeling of connection, self-worth, and value. Interprofessional collaboration will also lead to program success. Primary care physicians need to know of a partnership that they can reach out to for close follow-up for those at-risk patients. Nurses must have a interprofessional relationship to where they know they can speak up for any concern or hesitation regarding patient safety. …show more content…

Regarding suicide prevention programs, some of the weaknesses stem from patients’ willingness to seek help, honesty in completion of screening tools, and reaching the underserved community members. Any healthcare team member who completes an assessment tool to evaluate a patient’s risk of suicide or self-harm must be educated and well-versed on key body language cues as well. Some patients may not be openly transparent in their ideations whether passive or active at the time of assessment. Comprehending this, healthcare team members must be aware of other signs and

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