Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.64, no.4, (October 1994), p.615-621 SIEC No: 19940694

A patient’s suicide may evoke the therapist’s personal grief & influence professional competence or suicide prevention skills. The incidence of suicide by patients in therapy is examined & empirical studies of therapist response – which commonly includes grief, guilt, self-blame, anger, fear & self-doubt – are reviewed. Bereavement theories & support programs are described. (36 refs.)