Year: 2014 Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.(2014).35(2):110-122. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000242 SIEC No: 20140568

Although intervention with suicidal patients is one of the hardest tasks in clinical practice, little is known about health professionals’ perceptions about the difficulties of working with suicidal patients. The aims of this study were to: (1) describe the difficulties of professionals facing a suicidal patient; (2) analyze the differences in difficulties according to the sociodemographic and professional characteristics of the health professionals; and (3) identify the health professionals’ perceived skills and thoughts on the need for training in suicide.