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Could an allied health care approach reduce the unacceptable incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge?

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Abstract


  • We propose that an allied care model could assist to reduce the unacceptably high incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge. A designated care coordinator is needed to provide holistic discharge planning that incorporates medical, functional and social support for the patient. At a minimum, this approach must include assessment of suicide means access and modifications to the home environment to reduce risk of injury as a standard management procedure.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Weston-Green, K., Osborne, A. L. & Newell, K. (2018). Could an allied health care approach reduce the unacceptable incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge?. Bipolar Disorders: an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 20 (4), 403-404.

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  • 2-s2.0-85048660547

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2396&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1369

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 403

End Page


  • 404

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • We propose that an allied care model could assist to reduce the unacceptably high incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge. A designated care coordinator is needed to provide holistic discharge planning that incorporates medical, functional and social support for the patient. At a minimum, this approach must include assessment of suicide means access and modifications to the home environment to reduce risk of injury as a standard management procedure.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Weston-Green, K., Osborne, A. L. & Newell, K. (2018). Could an allied health care approach reduce the unacceptable incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge?. Bipolar Disorders: an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 20 (4), 403-404.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85048660547

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2396&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1369

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 403

End Page


  • 404

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States