Year: 1971 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, (1971), p.33-35 SIEC No: 19820099

This article details how a nurse can help a suicidal patient. The author explains that a nurse should accept patients suicidal behavior as logical from their point of view, & try to understand their concept of death & how they perceive themselves within the world (self-image). She explains that it is dangerous to attempt to change a patient’s behavior completely; instead, nurses should reinforce the positive aspects of the individual’s self-image. (VM)