Year: 1985 Source: Hospital Practice, v.20, no.10A, (October 30 1985), p.61-71 SIEC No: 19860786

Presented is an overview of self-destructive behavior, illustrating epidemiological factors using the case history of a 55 year old male who committed suicide while in hospital. The pshysician’s role in assessment of suicide potential is discussed under the topic headings “Errors of Commission” & “Errors of Omission”. A list of selected reading is provided. (NBB)