Year: 1994 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.45, no.4, (April 1994), p.366-369 SIEC No: 19940211

The psychiatric literature suggests that religion & spiritual issues are significant & meaningful forces in the lives of patients with mental disorders, particularly when they confront suicide. Yet scales assessing suicidal risk almost entirely fail to consider religion & spirituality. The authors review a series of suicide rating scales to demonstrate this omission & suggest possible reasons for it. (31 refs.)