Year: 1991 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.1, (Spring 1991), p.56-73 SIEC No: 19910211

This article describes how to assess & treat patients in a hospital or clinic setting. The author provides sections on emergency consultation, the decision to hospitalize, involuntary commitment to a psychiatric unit, initial assessment, special suicide observation, security, hospital policies, treatment plans, discharge planning, & outpatient treatment. 4 brief case histories are also provided. (VM)