Year: 2021 Source: New York: Springer Nature. (2021). p.95-105. SIEC No: 20210021

Over the last 30 years, the psychiatric approach to individuals in the emergency setting with suicidal ideation and risk factors for suicide has undergone a paradigm shift, from one favoring triage and hospitalization to one favoring treatment and hospital diversion. In the best hands, the goal has always been to collaborate with the patient in resolving the crisis and selecting the most appropriate level of care. But this new emphasis has taken over, evolving from a best practice into the standard of care.