Year: 1993 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.24, no.1, (February 1993), p.91-99 SIEC No: 19930142

Policies & procedures, & liability & malpractice issues related to working with suicidal outpatients are addressed. Issues related to ethical practice are raised, recommendations for risk management are discussed, & a step-by-step model, complete with agency & patient forms, for establishing, assessing, &/or revising policies & procedures is presented. Suggestions are made to improve clinical practice with suicidal patients that may significantly decrease the risk of malpractice liability.