Year: 1986 Source: Clinical Psychiatry News, v.14, no.10, (October 1986), p.1,11 SIEC No: 19870194

The suicide of a patient is said to be the worst crisis in a psychiatrist’s professional life, shaking their clinical confidence & leaving them with profound feelings of regret & recrimination. Important mediating factors include dealing with the sorrow & anger, accessing support, & recognizing that they can’t always rescue the patient.