Year: 1972 Source: Omega, v.3, no.2, (1972), p.103-109 SIEC No: 19832932

Although many attempted suicides receive their first medical aid in the hospital emergency room, many attending physicians appear unsympathetic with such persons and sometimes provide medical treatment in a punitive fashion. Nurses respond somewhat more appropriately but education concerning the emotional problems of attempted suicides and other forms of crises would be useful.