Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals

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Wiley, Dec 25, 2006 - Medical - 144 pages
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Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals provides health professionals with the tools to recognize, assess, and manage the suicidal or potentially suicidal patient and presents important information regarding the epidemiology, risk factors and associated aspects of suicide. This book:

  • Introduces the Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR) and provides instruction on how to use it appropriately in the clinic
  • Features a continued self study program, the Suicide Risk Assessment Guide (SRAG), to assess clinical evaluation skills without running the risk of mishandling a suicidal patient
  • Makes effective use of bulleted lists, tables and flowcharts to describe how to use the many factors to assess the risk of suicide in an individual patient
  • Contains a summary card at the back of the book that provides an "at a glance" guide to the assessment process.

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A practical book helping to deal with suicidal individuals. Anne Tales, Librarian, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Stan Kutcher MD FRCPC is one of the world's leading authorities on child and adolescent psychiatry and is the author/editor of several successful books and over 150 scientific papers. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the WHO Collaborating Center in Mental Health Training and Policy and Associate Dean of International Medical Development and Research at Dalhousie University.

Sonia Chehil MD FRCPC is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Head of International Psychiatry at Dalhousie University with joint faculty appointments in child and adolescent and international psychiatry.

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