Year: 1983 Source: New York: Brunner-Mazel, 1983. 255p. SIEC No: 19860205

The author emphasizes the importance of acquiring the skills necessary to deal with life-threatening situations that call for immediate and decisive action. Chapter 12 focusses on suicide & includes: the etiology of suicidal behaviour, an interactional view, methods of prevention, a serious attempt, & the anatomy of a suicide (25 pages). Also covered is emergency psychology, communications, clinical intervention, hospitalization, domestic violence, battering & sexual abuse, & ethics.