Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition | October 2003 | ISBN-10: 1585621706 | 256 pages | PDF | 1.16 Mb
Patient suicide is an unavoidable occupational hazard of psychiatric practice. Indeed, it is the rare clinician who does not struggle, even agonize, over the complex task of assessing and managing the risk of suicide in patients. Patient suicides account for the greatest number of malpractice suits filed against psychiatrists and for the greatest number of settlements and verdicts covered by professional liability insurers.