Suicide risk assessment: what is the standard of care?

@article{Simon2002SuicideRA,
  title={Suicide risk assessment: what is the standard of care?},
  author={Robert I. Simon},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={340-4}
}
  • Robert I. Simon
  • Published 2002 in
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…
It is said that there are two kinds of psychiatrists: those who have had patients commit suicide and those who will. Suicides of patients are the most frequent source of malpractice claims against psychiatrists. An examination of the parameters of what constitutes acceptable suicide risk assessment finds marked disagreement among respected clinicians, academics, and researchers who testify as experts in suicide cases. Studies of suicide in adults indicate that more than 90 percent of… CONTINUE READING