Year: 1982 Source: Nursing Times, v.78, no.31, (August 4-10, 1982), p.1312-1315 SIEC No: 19850866

The case history of a 56-year-old male who committed suicide by swallowing kettle-descaling fluid is presented. The subject had a history of depressive illness, asbestosis & polyarthritis. Biomedical therapies & nursing care of this patient, who died on the 10th day of hospitalization, are discussed in detail. (NBB)