Year: 1988 SIEC No: 19900031

According to this review, this book is a complete summary of basic lines to follow at a general hospital when dealing with suicidal patients. Among the aspects covered under procedures presently practised are: the first contact, problems of dismissal, transfer to other agencies, nursing staff participation & follow-up care. Topics reviewed under advice on improving psychosocial treatment include common errors in verbal interaction & the importance of integrating crisis intervention. (GW)