Year: 2005 Source: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, v.2, no.1, (2005), p.13-20 SIEC No: 20100121

Examples are provided in this article of reactions to patient suicide among professionals in outpatient practice, hospital & clinical practice, residents/interns/trainee status, & therapists in a survivor group setting. Recommendations for helping the clinician-survivor include provision of information & education for beginning clinicians about the possibility of such an event, procedures to follow, obligations & contingencies to prepare for, incorporation of instructions in hospital & clinical policy & procedure manuals, & arranging for psychological autopsies & experienced professional consultations for those in outpatient practice. Help also exists now for consultation through the Internet. (34 refs.)