Year: 2004 Source: Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004. p.173-187 SIEC No: 20050883

In this chapter the author provides a model for managing the aftermath of a suicide & dealing with the treating clinicians, bereaved family & friends, other affected patients on a hospital unit or in a group, & the medical care system supporting the treatment. He then walks the reader through consideration of 4 processes affecting each of these groups: 1) anticipation of such an event; 2) announcing or sharing the news of a suicide; 3) assessing those impacted; & 4) seeing what can be learned from reviewing the patient’s treatment. (17 refs)