Year: 1965 Source: Nursing Times, v.61, (16 July 1965), p.960-961 SIEC No: 19850811

This is the first of a series of several articles on this subject. Survivors of an attempt at suicide need help. Dr. Kessel explains why blame is inappropriate, & how the nurse, by being ‘patient & uncritical, yet without leaning over backwards & becoming sloppily pitying’, can indicate to the patient a more rational solution of his difficulties.