ERIC Number: EJ484701
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Suicide and Elderly People: Assessment and Intervention.
Valente, Sharon M.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v28 n4 p317-31 1993-94
Notes that people over age 60 have highest suicide rates and comprise one-fourth of all suicides. Presents case study illustrating risk assessment and intervention with elderly woman. Examines clinical issues related to recognition of suicidal elderly patients and presents practical approach to early detection, evaluation, and management of suicide risk. Outlines criteria for evaluating rational suicide. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A