Year: 1968 Source: Psychiatry, v.31, no.1, (1968), p.32-43 SIEC No: 19820061

This study looks at 79 psychiatrists in an inpatient setting & the suggested reasons for a 22% ratio having treated patients who suicided while in hospital. Precipitating reasons include patient anomie (excessive guilt engendered from an inability to change their way of living) & the inadequacy of the relational system within staff consultation to staff dealing with high risk patients & control of social milieu may lessen risk. Staff morale is another variable suggested.(DD)