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Self-Directed Violence Quiz Vignettes

We have created a quiz to help you better understand the Self-Directed Violence nomenclature.

This series of vignettes is designed to take the user through progressively more independent use of the self-directed violence classification system. If you have not had an opportunity to view Dr. Lisa Brenner’s online nomenclature training it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with this information before beginning the vignettes. It will also be helpful to have the SDV clinical tool and the SDV classification system available for reference.

Once you begin, you will work through 10 vignettes. For the first four, each step of the clinical tool/decision tree will be highlighted, providing feedback for each of your answers. Beginning with the fifth vignette, you will answer each step and come to the appropriate self-directed violence term on your own.

There are a total of 28 questions. The quiz should take approximately 15 minutes. You will recieve a final score after answering the final question. There is no way to save your answers because the quiz is anonymous. You can take the quiz as many times as you wish.

If the feedback provided does not answer all of your questions regarding a particular vignette, or nomenclature term, there will be an opportunity to e-mail an expert for further clarification.

You might think that there is not enough information provided in the vignette. You might start filling in the vignette with a story that makes more you.

The vignettes are sparse, they are based on the experiences that the clinicians we consulted have had. Determining the appropriate SDV term is not easy and can leave some room for doubt. Remember, the goal of the SDV nomenclature is to try and move us closer to a common way to think about and classify self-directed violence. In that way, it is a journey and not a destination.

As you go through the quiz there is a Feedback section. At the bottom of the feedback section is an email link that allows you to Email an Expert. This allows you to send an email to our team and we will do our best to reply within 3 days.


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