Year: 1973 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.597-600 SIEC No: 19870460

Presents a discussion and an example of how the confidentiality that is inherent in the psychotherapeutic relationship is altered by the possibility of suicide. The usual confidentiality preserved by telephone crisis services is interrupted when the caller is suicidal & every effort is made to locate the person in order to prevent the suicide, even though the person resists providing data that would help rescurers to find her or him. Raises questions as to whether suicide warrants this approach.