Year: 1993 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.47, no.1, (Winter 1993), p.127-142 SIEC No: 19930147

A suicide by an elderly nursing home resident is presented. Its psychological and systemic impact are discussed, as are the possible contributions of institutional contexts. Relevant recent literature is reviewed. A model of suicide probability is suggested, and a postsuicide intervention is described. (23 refs.)