Year: 1992 Source: Humane Medicine, v.8, no.4, (October 1992), p.317-320 SIEC No: 19930879

The author discusses a clinical problem that physicians are increasingly encountering – that of the patient who implies they may be thinking about or intending to commit suicide & who requests the physician’s assistance. Wagley offers a number of questions to help the physician determine why an individual is contemplating such a step. His subsequent discussion demonstrates that the answers to these questions can assist in the management of such patients.