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Assessing and managing suicidal patients in the emergency department

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective: The objective of this article is to set out consensus guidelines for the assessment and management of “suicidal patients” in the emergency department.

    Conclusions: Clinicians should be respectful and reassuring. They should review old notes, conduct a full history and examination, and talk to friends, family and any practitioners already involved in the patient’s care. Management should be guided, where possible, by the patient’s preferences, not by notions of risk. Every negotiated management plan and its rationale should be carefully documented.

Authors


  •   Ryan, Christopher (external author)
  •   Large, Matthew (external author)
  •   Gribble, Robert (external author)
  •   Ilchef, Ralf (external author)
  •   Tietze, Tad (external author)
  •   Macfarlane, Matthew D.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ryan, C. James., Large, M., Gribble, R., Macfarlane, M., Ilchef, R. & Tietze, T. (2015). Assessing and managing suicidal patients in the emergency department. Australasian Psychiatry, 23 (5), 513-516.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3275

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 513

End Page


  • 516

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • Objective: The objective of this article is to set out consensus guidelines for the assessment and management of “suicidal patients” in the emergency department.

    Conclusions: Clinicians should be respectful and reassuring. They should review old notes, conduct a full history and examination, and talk to friends, family and any practitioners already involved in the patient’s care. Management should be guided, where possible, by the patient’s preferences, not by notions of risk. Every negotiated management plan and its rationale should be carefully documented.

Authors


  •   Ryan, Christopher (external author)
  •   Large, Matthew (external author)
  •   Gribble, Robert (external author)
  •   Ilchef, Ralf (external author)
  •   Tietze, Tad (external author)
  •   Macfarlane, Matthew D.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ryan, C. James., Large, M., Gribble, R., Macfarlane, M., Ilchef, R. & Tietze, T. (2015). Assessing and managing suicidal patients in the emergency department. Australasian Psychiatry, 23 (5), 513-516.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3275

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 513

End Page


  • 516

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 5