View Course: Cultural Respect, Understanding, Sensitivity, and Humility

CRUSHing Farmer Suicide

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.00
    • ASWB ACE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 12, 2021
  • Expires: Nov 11, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (66 Ratings)


 This activity has 4 faculty members associated with it.
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M. Susan Jones M. Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNE
Professor Emerita,
Western Kentucky University School of Nursing
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Catherine Malin Catherine Malin, MPH
Center Director
South Central KY Area Health Education Center
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Alicia Pennington Alicia Pennington, MS
Instructional Designer II
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Dawn G.  Wright Dawn G. Wright, PhD, PMHNP-PC, CNE
Associate Professor
Western Kentucky University School of Nursing
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Needs Statement

As an occupational group, farmers have a high suicide rate. This one hour interactive, online training will educate healthcare providers on why the suicide rate is high and suicide prevention strategies that are grounded in cultural sensitivity and humility. Participants will learn about farming culture, common challenges experienced by farmers, signs and symptoms of common behavioral health issues among farmers, and techniques to use therapeutic communication to address these issues. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Counselors, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, Health Educators serving farming communities and families in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the unique aspects of farm culture.
2. Identify contributing factors to farmers’ stress.
3. Recognize and address the barriers to seeking care and signs and symptoms of common behavioral health issues among farmers.
4. Apply the principles of cultural respect, understanding, sensitivity, and humility to the care of farmers utilizing therapeutic communication, screening tools, and referral sources.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by UK HealthCare CECentral and Western Kentucky University. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication

This knowledge-based activity will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Sponsored by Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. 1.00 Continuing Competency credit is available. Provider ID# 105862 Event ID# Event # 26013

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 clinical continuing education credit.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 nursing contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months.  An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University.