ERIC Number: EJ818347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Behavioral Risk Assessment of the Guarded Suicidal Patient
Simon, Robert I.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n5 p517-522 Oct 2008
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are trained to assess patients by direct observation and examination. Short inpatient length of stay, brief outpatient visits, emergency room evaluations, and other time-limited clinical settings require rapid assessment of suicide risk. Recognition of behavioral suicide risk factors can assist in the early identification of the guarded suicidal patient, thus avoiding total reliance on the patient's reporting.
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Suicide, Identification, At Risk Persons, Patients, Mental Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Observation, Psychological Patterns
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