Year: 1992 Source: New York: The Guilford Press, 1992. p.448-466 SIEC No: 19930308

The goal of this chapter in the assessment & treatment of suicidal patients in hospitals & clinics, is to clarify & amplify the process of making & implementing key decisions by the clinician in charge & by mental health staff. Examples are hospitalization itself & the timing of discharge; the institution & discontinuation of special observation & precautions; choices among treatment modalities; & the role of policy & procedure guidelines. (23 Refs.)