Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.383-405 SIEC No: 19990274

Topics discussed in this chapter include: orientation of the inpatient clinician; comprehensive assessment of suicidality including ideation, history of suicide attempts, diagnostic status, life circumstances, competence & alliance, & special considerations with child & adolescent patients; the treatment environment including administrative procedures & level-of-care decisions; clinical strategies; discharge procedures including requesting a second opinion & reviewing the discharge plan.