Home > Books > Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals
Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals
View PDF

Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals

Publication Year: 2012
Edition: 2nd
Authors/Editor: Chechil, Sonia; Kutcher, Stanley P.
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-97856-6
  • Description
  • Details

A short, clearly written book that provides practical guidance on how to manage the suicidal or potentially suicidal patient.

Written by two expert teachers, the book has been used in courses for trainee psychiatrists and for health professionals throughout the world. Feedback from participants on these courses has informed revision of the new edition. This book is of interest for all mental health professionals who come into contact with patients who present with suicide potential, i.e. all mental health professionals, as well as general health professionals who are often the first point of contact for a suicidal patient.
The book opens with a review of the epidemiology, risk factors and associated aspects of suicide. It then presents two assessment tools: The Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR) provides instruction on how to use it appropriately in the clinic. The Suicide Risk Assessment Guide (SRAG) acts as a self-study program to asess clinical evaluation skills. Both tools were created for use in the authors’ own practice and are now successfully taught to and used by health professionals around the world. Refined through actual experience, these proven tools help assess and evaluate patients with confidence.

Case vignettes allow the reader to practice using the information they have learned from the book.

Throughout the book, bulleted lists, tables and flowcharts effectively describe how to use the many factors to assess the risk of suicide in an individual patient.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Chechil, Sonia; Kutcher, Stanley P.
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-97856-6
  • Specialty:
    Clinical Psychology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 174
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2012

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
PsycBOOKS® A database of peer-reviewed scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association.
JOTM
Journal of Physical Therapy Education The premier forum for disseminating scholarly works in physical therapy educational theory and practice.
JOTM
Circulation Peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory research relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice
The gold standard in the field of surgery, covers new technologies, innovative techniques, and integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care.

Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials
Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions.