Year: 1968 Source: American Nurses Association Clinical Sessions, (1968), p.36-45 SIEC No: 19850473

The trend away from hospitalization of the emotionally disturbed patient has resulted in new challenges for nurses working in the community. This article deals with situations faced by the nurse in home visits, which the author states are a vital part of the total program for suicide prevention. Included are profiles of 6 categories of patients most often encountered in a home visitation program. (NBB)