Year: 1993 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.24, no.4, (November 1993), p.477-482 SIEC No: 19931053

Patient suicide can have a significant emotional impact on the training clinician. An estimated 40% of psychology trainees have a patient suicide or a patient suicide attempt. A concept of systematic response called psychological resynthesis is proposed for interns & training programs that must cope with the aftermath of patient suicides or suicide attempts. Suggestions for suicide education are made as part of a health-promotive approach to the training & clinical work environment. (29 refs.)