After Suicide: who Counsels the Therapist? Psychological Responses of Psychiatrists to Patient Suicide
Continues a workshop report, held at the XIX Congress of the IASP, about health workers’ reactions to the suicidal death of a patient. A Japanese psychiatrist reports on discussions with colleagues about their personal experiences & explains that dealing with patient suicide is often seen as an “ordeal” that the psychiatrist has to deal with alone. Types of psychological responses shown by psychiatrists, who have treated suicidal patients & the measures that should be taken are discussed.