A Model for Assessment of Inpatient Suicide Potential
Cardell R~~Horton-Deutsch S
Psychiatric inpatient suicides have unique features compared with suicides that occur among outpatients. A number of factors play a role in determining whether inpatients will kill themselves. Central to suicide is ambivalence. Several factors influence ambivalence: interactions with professionals, environmental safeguards, biological therapies, & external support & the patients’ perception of these factors. A proposed model is presented as grounding for further exploration of this process.