Year: 1997 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.48, no.3, (March 1997), p.293-294 SIEC No: 19970117

Assessing current risk to patients with suicide ideation is one of the most common activities of the physician in the psychiatric emergency room. The guidelines presented in this column can help clinicians with the task of risk assessment & can serve as a reminder on areas to cover during the actual assessment.