Year: 1981 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.138, (March 1981), p.259-260 SIEC No: 19850814

Morgan suggests that it is important to acquire skills in recognizing individuals who are “at risk” by developing a good interviewing technique & by paying attention to individual & social risk factors such as isolation & family history of suicide. Recurring problems in management of the suicidal are choice of treatment setting, degree of nursing supervision & management strategy. Common problems of drug management & the difficulty of evaluating the suicidal in a ward situation are discussed.