Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, v.33, no.6, (June 1995), p.26-29 SIEC No: 19950420

This article examines the aftermath of patient suicide & patient assault on psychiatric hospital staff. The reactions of staff members following patient assault & suicide are compared & contrasted. Administrative & co-worker reactions to these occurrences are documented. Issues of transference & countertransference as exacerbating factor in staff reactions are also discussed. (19 refs.)