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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A PSYCHIATRIC nurse who refused to admit a suicidal patient to hospital three weeks before she died after jumping into a river has been suspended from the profession.
A PSYCHIATRIC nurse who refused to admit a suicidal patient to hospital three weeks before jumped into a river and died has been suspended from the profession.
Case Summary: This workshop will revolve around a number of suicidal patient presentations and use these to trigger questions and discuss learning outcomes.
While nurses definitely need to learn all they can about caring for the suicidal patient, they should also be aware of the warning signs for themselves and their colleagues.
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Psychiatric involvement also is essential in managing patients during manic and mixed episodes, and in carefully monitoring and adjusting treatment for the severely depressed and suicidal patient.
How to write a suicide note: practical tips for documenting the evaluation of a suicidal patient.
MEDICAL staff ignored the plea of a suicidal patient to let him remain in the safety of his ward, a court heard.
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.
In this post, he discusses the final step in trying to keep a suicidal patient safe often being assigning a "sitter" to the patient.