Year: 1979 Source: Mental Health Concepts Applied to Nursing, (April 1979), p.83-85 SIEC No: 19860237

Dr. Richard Reubin, describes the suicide assessment scale used at the Marin Suicide Prevention Center, San Anseimo, California. The scale uses 10 factors to predict those people most likely to commit suicide within a 2-year period. Dr. Reubin discusses the most common indicators of risk & suggests techniques that can be used by nursing staff in the management of high risk patients. (NBB)