Year: 1995 Source: British Journal of Nursing, v.4, no.4, (February 23 - March 8, 1995), p.209-211 SIEC No: 19950030

This article discusses the impact of a patient suicide on the nursing staff & makes a case for nursing staff to receive appropriate psychological debriefing when needed. Key elements of a debriefing are identified. The function, process & some objectives of debriefing are reviewed. (14 refs.)