Year: 1988 Source: American Journal of Nursing, v.88, no.10, (October 1988), p.1358-1361 SIEC No: 20021177

This article records the experience of psychiatric nurses in working with suicidal patients. It includes a suicide assessment tool developed by a committee of psychiatric nurses in order to help them assess the appropriate levels of observation & care required by individual patients. Instructions for using the tool, an example & a case study are also included. (6 refs)