Year: 2015 Source: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.(2014):1-4 doi: 10.1177/1049909114565659 SIEC No: 20150091

This article describes the process of developing a suicide guideline in palliative care. Little literature was available, but utilizing the partnership model, a working party consulted with each discipline regarding specific requirements. The working party experienced significant challenges in creating policy that would adequately cover the diverse needs of all members of the palliative care team, as it was recognized that all staff needed guidance.