Year: 1989 Source: Madison, Conn.: International Universities Press, 1989. p.129-142 SIEC No: 19900477

Discusses the assessment of suicide potential including the nature of assessment; approaches to assessment (direct & indirect clinical inquiry, scales of suicide risk, & dynamic & biological approaches); & pitfalls in risk assessment such as the clinician’s feelings, strengths of the patient, having a limited view of etiology, cultural disparity, & failure to document. 44 refs. (LH)