Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.381-423(Appendix p.755-761) SIEC No: 19910343

This article explains how to effectively intervene with an acutely suicidal patient. The author outlines risk factors, & discusses how to establish & maintain contact, build an alliance, & implement a plan with a suicidal patient. Intervention methods are discussed for primary care patients, psychiatric outpatients, emergency room patients, medical & surgical patients, & psychiatric inpatients. (VM)