Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.3-39 SIEC No: 19990253

This chapter presents an overview of the clinical consideratons involved in suicide assessment. The authors review what is known about risk factors associated with suicide & highlights both their clinical utility & limitations. A version of a suicide assessment protocol, intended as a suggested guideline not as a standard of care, is presented. Each element of the protocol is reviewed & case examples are cited to demonstrate how the protocol can be used clinically.