Year: 1982 Source: New York: Springer, c1982. p.68-71 SIEC No: 19900039

This chapter advises nurses on how to conduct & follow-up an interview with a patient. The interview is meant to explore the patient’s ideas about suicide. Suggestions on how to manage the interview (e.g. don’t hold out false promises), questions to be answered by the interview (e.g. How long has the patient had these thoughts?), information a nurse should give to a patient identified as a suicidal risk upon discharge (e.g. no alcohol) are discussed. (CM)