Suicide Attempters in Primary Health Care – Model for Good Practice
Hynninen T~~Upanne M~~Hakanen J
A model for the care of suicide attempters in Finland was developed in order to make current practices more systematic, effective & easier to implement. Prevailing problems & practices of post-attempt care were exemplified & measures of good care were defined in this presentation. The model was prepared in collaboration with 5 health centres & published as a booklet which was provided free of charge to nearly 300 health centres. Evaluation will be conducted in two phases.