Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Practice, v.13, no.6, (November 2007), p.402-404 SIEC No: 20090196

This column uses suicide risk, particularly decisions about inpatient care, to illustrate standards of care. A number of questions are posed, the answers to which should help in deciding whether or not to grant early discharge to a patient after a potentially lethal suicide attempt or other evidence of serious suicide risk.