Identifying and Treating Suicidal Patients in a General Medical Setting
Motto J A
Dealing with suicidal patients in a general medical setting places a great amount of responsibility and concern in the hands of the nonpsychiatric clinician. He must keep in mind the goals of both optimal patient care and reduction of stress on medical personnel who are providing treatment. In this article, guest edited by Dr. Norman Levy, the author focuses on the recognition, assessment, & management of those patients at risk of suicide in the hospital or outpatient setting.