Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management

by Robert I. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585621226

ISBN-13: 9781585621224

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Simon teaches psychiatry at Georgetown U. School of Medicine and chairs the department of psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. His text is intended to aid clinicians in coping with the risk of patient suicide and risks of subsequent litigation. Each chapters features a fictional detailed case study--distilled from 40-plus years of clinical…  See more details below

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Simon teaches psychiatry at Georgetown U. School of Medicine and chairs the department of psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. His text is intended to aid clinicians in coping with the risk of patient suicide and risks of subsequent litigation. Each chapters features a fictional detailed case study--distilled from 40-plus years of clinical practice--followed by clinical discussion and clinically based risk management guidelines. Coverage includes suicide and malpractice litigation, suicide risk assessment, suicide prevention contracts, outpatients, collaborative treatment, inpatients, emergency psychiatric services, and suicide aftermath. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585621224
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Suicide and Malpractice Litigation1
2Suicide Risk Assessment25
3Suicide Prevention Contracts61
4Outpatients79
5Collaborative Treatment105
6Inpatients125
7Emergency Psychiatric Services173
8Suicide Aftermath: Documentation, Confidentiality, and Survivor Care191
Index of Legal Cases and Statutes217
Subject Index221

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