Year: 2009 Source: Academic Psychiatry, v.33, no.4, (July-August 2009), p.278-281 SIEC No: 20100758

Each of the authors experienced the suicide of one patient during their residencies at Columbia & discovered several deficiencies in their methods of dealing with them. In this article, they describe the interventions developed at Columbia University, including curricular changes, development of a crisis support team, & a formal review of the event. Other constructive & reparative measures that have been taken are also reviewed. (14 refs.) JA