A pilot study of the suicide victim's last contact with a health professional.

@article{Draper2008APS,
  title={A pilot study of the suicide victim's last contact with a health professional.},
  author={Brian Draper and John Snowdon and Marianne Wyder},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={96-101}
}
Suicide victims frequently have contact with health care professionals in the months before death. The primary aims of this pilot psychological autopsy study were to determine the feasibility of undertaking a full study and to describe the characteristics of the last health care professional contacts with suicide victims aged > 34 years. We interviewed the informants of 52 suicides. Interviews were obtained from 37 health care professionals who had contact with 28 of the suicides during the 3… CONTINUE READING