suicidal patient

suicidal patient

Psychiatry A Pt at ↑ risk of committing suicide in the near future Risk factors–♂: ≥ age 60, widowed, divorced, white, Native American, living alone, unemployed or having financial difficulties, substance abuse Risk factors–♀: panic attacks, severe anhedonia, anxiety, hopelessness; 90% of Pts who commit suicide have a psychiatric disease, usually depression and/or alcohol abuse High-risk conditions Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. See Suicide.
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Hospital bosses are probing claims that a suicidal patient was given instructions on how to kill herself.
MEDICAL staff ignored the plea of a suicidal patient to let him remain in the safety of his ward, a court heard.
The nurse detailed how a pregnant mum miscarried on the floor, a suicidal patient locked herself in the toilets and a woman suffered a suspected heart attack in the waiting area.
This article will give an overview of the neurological diagnoses with the highest attempt in suicide, the most common risk factors in suicidal ideation, and the assessment and treatment of a suicidal patient in nonpsychiatric clinical areas and will provide recommendations for patients with specific neurological diagnosis.
PSYCHIATRIC staff entrusted with the care of vulnerable people have been accused of making inappropriate jokes about a suicidal patient on a social media website.
In this post, he discusses the final step in trying to keep a suicidal patient safe often being assigning a "sitter" to the patient.
and Sullivan (psychology, Virginia Military Institute) provide an overview and distillation of the latest research and guidelines and clinical strategies for dealing with the suicidal patient.
Kerr was found guilty of misconduct and suspended for six months in 2008 for giving pills to a suicidal patient.
He had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia during his second admission, much to his distress, but community psychiatrist Dr Komaleswaran Lingeswaran diagnosed him with psychotic depression and changed his medication on September 14, six days before he was admitted to hospital as a suicidal patient.
Voicing medical and mental health professionals' sentiment, Weiss (2001) stated, "The management of the suicidal patient is one of the greatest clinical challenges facing mental health professionals" (p.
A SHAMED Midland nurse who was suspended for falling asleep while watching a suicidal patient has now been struck off.
JURORS found a suicidal patient who died after his neck chain and clothing got caught in lift machinery at a Midland hospital died due to misadventure.