Action to be Taken in the Event of a Suspected Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Guidelines
Health Service Executive
These guidelines were developed to assist staff in managing the events surrounding the suicide of an inpatient. The roles & responsibilites of various health care professionals are outlined. Procedures for debriefing, the collection & return of the patient’s property, documentation, & support for the bereaved family are also included. Copies of the forms that have to be completed are attached.