Ethics Commentary: Suicide Risk: Ethical Considerations in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk

  title={Ethics Commentary: Suicide Risk: Ethical Considerations in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk},
  author={Rebecca A. Bernert and Laura Weiss Roberts},
Suicide is the tragic outcome of a diverse interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors. Suicide affects all people and has long been considered a complex, but preventable, cause of disease burden throughout the world. Despite improvements in awareness and treatment, suicide continues to account for 1 million deaths annually-one life lost every 40 seconds. Suicide occurs in the general population at a rate of 11.3/100,000 in the United States. Suicide attempts occur even more… Expand
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