Published in Mental Health Law Weekly, February 14th, 2009
"The authors describe a framework of immediate, short-term and long-term responses in the event of an in-hospital suicide. Implications for administration, communication, assessment, physical environment, and standards of care throughout the hospital are discussed that are relevant to both general-medical and psychiatric settings," wrote E.D. Ballard and colleagues, National Institute of Mental Health.
The researchers concluded: "Suggestions for the successful...
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