Year: 1992 Source: New York: The Guilford Press, 1992. p.255-274 SIEC No: 19930300

This chapter summarizes the findings of 2 studies applying a case vignette method to suicide risk assessment. The impetus for these studies came mainly from a dissatisfaction with the day-by-day clinical utility of most suicide potential rating scales which have the following shortcomings; based on a prediction rather than an assessment model; specific to defined populations; not weighted; don’t account for interaction effects; and they don’t allow for clinical judgement.