Year: 2017 Source: New York: Author, 2015 [?], 39 p. SIEC No: 20160638

In the event of a suicide within a physician residency or fellowship program, it is critical to have a plan of action already in place. This toolkit gives you a foundation for doing so. First and foremost, we encourage you to assemble a Crisis Response Team (pg. 5), and have provided a Suggested Communication Plan (pg. 6). This toolkit also serves as a practical handbook to consult at the time a suicide death does occur. You will find guidance and step-by-step lists on how best to go about: • Gathering information (pg. 7) • Communicating with the deceased’s emergency contact (pg. 8) • Notifying the community (pg. 10) • Helping residents, as well as faculty and staff, cope (pgs. 14-15) • Dealing with the practical consequences on schedules and workflow (pg. 16) • Coordinating and planning a memorial (pg. 17)

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