Year: 1966 Source: Canadian Nurse, v.62, no.2, (1966), p.29-32 SIEC No: 19840792

This article asserts that death by suicide is frequently preventable since, in about 80% of cases, the individual requests help in one way or another. Nurses must have knowledge of suicidal behavior & aim for prevention in hospital settings. Every suicidal act occurring in a medical setting should be analyzed to aid in understanding the phenomenon. 13 Refs. (LH)