Year: 1995 Source: AAS Newslink, v.21, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.5 SIEC No: 20030643

This article discusses the reluctance of clinicians to question their patients about suicide. The author asserts that suicide intervention can not occur without assessment. It is noted that, on a practice exam for an American state license exam, questions regarding suicide were omitted as options for assessment responses to a patient with depression & fatigue. A vignette is included that stresses the importance of questioning patients about suicidal ideation.(SC)