Year: 2002 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2002. 376p. SIEC No: 20030290

This book discusses clinical & legal standards of care when working with suicidal patients in the United States. It provides a working model for the assessment, management, & treatment of suicidal patients in both inpatient & outpatient contexts. It also provides a series of risk managment strategies for suicide prevention & postvention. The book includes risk estimators, assessment scales, & American appellate case law that is applicable to the care of suicidal patients.