Year: 1998 Source: Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press, 1998. p.95-107 SIEC No: 20031021

This chapter discusses important issues involved in the treatment of patients who contemplate & possibly commit suicide. The general priniciples involved in such treatment are summarized, & a review of relevant legal cases is presented. The authors then examine in detail the process of assessment, treatment, & documentation. Additional risk management strategies are also discussed. (58 refs)