Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.251-253 SIEC No: 19870311

The key to assessing suicide potential is to view every new patient as potentially at risk. Well-known demographics of suicide are listed against which the patient’s characteristics can be matched. Other issues discussed are: developing a set of contingencies with the patient if he/she becomes actively suicidal, management of actively suicidal patients in the hospital, issues regarding adolescent suicide, and ethical and legal issues in regards to treating suicidal patients.