Year: 1992 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.26, no.2, (June 1992), p.162-167 SIEC No: 19930880

Inpatient or outpatient suicide may have a marked effect on the staff or therapist. After reviewing the literature, a practical, clinically-based protocol for managing such an event is described. The protocol emphasizes the psychological autopsy, staff support, & the inevitability of some suicides. (14 refs.)