Inadequate assessment of the suicidal patient can have tragic consequences. Reliance should be placed on a comprehensive evaluation, including social profile, mental and physical status, suicidal ideation, intent and behavior, and current social support systems. Heightened awareness, combined with an knowledge about risk factors for suicide and intervention techniques, will help prevent these tragedies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Family Practice