Year: 1992 Source: Ethics & Behavior, v.2, no.2, (1992), p.75-89 SIEC No: 19930884

This article discusses the ethical need for competence in the assessment and management of the suicidal patient and suggests that this specific competence be considered a routine element in professional psychological practice. Specific ethical dilemmas (e.g. the issue of confidentiality) are discussed, and a list of suggestions for specific competencies in working with the suicidal patient is provided. (61 refs.)