Year: 1966 Source: Canadian Nurse, v.62, no.2, (1966), p.39-41 SIEC No: 19820616

Admission diagnosis of suicidal risk or attempted suicide inevitably provokes numerous questions and a variety of emotional reactions in the nurse. Why does life no longer seem worthwhile? What motivation lies behind the attempted suicide? What is the patient’s condition physically? What is my attitude toward suicide?