Improving suicidal ideation screening and suicide prevention strategies on adult nonbehavioral health units

Background: Suicide is a risk in hospitalized patients within and outside of behavioral health units. Williams et al. (2018). Incidence and method of suicide in hospitals in the United States. Williams et al. (2018), suicides occur annually in hospitals, 14%-26% of occurrences outside of a behavioral health unit. Objectives: The purpose of this project was to improve […]

Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality in an inpatient setting: Results of a pilot study

Patients hospitalized for psychiatric reasons exhibit significantly elevated risk of suicide, yet the research literature contains very few outcome studies of interventions designed for suicidal inpatients. This pilot study examined the inpatient feasibility and effectiveness of The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), a structured evidence-based method for risk assessment and treatment planning (Jobes, […]

Assessing the Vital Balance in Evaluating Suicidal Potential (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

The discussion in this chapter uses a theoretical basis which assumes sound mental health can be represented as an equilibrium, or vital balance. The concept is modified from the writings of Menninger & incorporates the ideas of Antonovsky & his formulations for coping with stress. The Suicide Assessment Checklist, the Coping Abilities Questionnaire, & the […]

Hospitalization for Suicide Attempt and Completed Suicide: Epidemiological Features in a Managed Care Population

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A Descriptive Analysis of 10,000 Suicide Attempters in United States Managed Care Plans, 1998-2005

This study examined annual rates of suicide attempts among managed care enrollees & describes their demographics, diagnoses, & prior treatments. A retrospective case series was compiled from the PharMetrics Integrated Outcomes Database, representing 47 million covered lives from 1998-2005. Suicide attempts were identified from paid claims data. Among 10,914 attempters, subjects with one suicide attempt […]

Suicide: Risk Management Strategies

Imminent Suicide: the Illusion of Short-term Prediction

This article examines the concept of imminent suicide. A search of National Electronic Library for Mental Health, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, OVID, & MD Consult databases was conducted using the terms Òsuicide, imminent.Ó The term ÒimminentÓ frequently appears in the mental health literature, finding common usage among clinicians. Managed care admission protocols may contain imminence […]

Suicide Pays

Please see SIEC #1998-0974 for Emanuel & Battin’s article

Commentary: the Moral High (low?) Ground of Assisted Suicide

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Commentary: Ablow Shrugged

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Managed Care’s Role in Caring for Suicidal Patients

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Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care

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Treating Suicidal Patients in the Managed Care Environment (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Managed Crisis Care for Suicidal Patients (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Managed Care, Brief Hospitalization, and Alternatives to Hospitalization in the Care of Suicidal Patients (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Suicidal Adolescents in Managed Care (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Suicide in the Elderly (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior in Managed Care (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy, Suicide, and Managed Care (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Risk Management Issues for Clinicans who Treat Suicidal Patients in Managed Care (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Appendix B: Getting More of What is Needed From Your Patient’s Managed Care Organization (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

A Managed Care Perspective of Individualized Care

The aim of this study was to examine the concept of individualized care for people with major depressive disorder, understand the drugs currently available, & review the implications of switching drug therapy solely for cost reasons. The authors found that the development of new & better drugs to treat depression has had a significant impact […]

Corralling Kevorkian: Regulating Physician-Assisted Suicide in America

This paper is broken down into 4 parts. The first traces the history & development of the right to die in America; the second addresses the individual & collective ethical implications surrounding the physician-assisted suicide (PAS) debate in the U.S.; the third considers the additional dangers presented by the rise of the managed care health […]