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Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals

Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals

Stanley P. Kutcher, Sonia Chehill

ISBN: 978-0-470-75093-3 November 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 144 Pages

Description

Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals provides health professionals with the tools to recognize, assess, and manage the suicidal or potentially suicidal patient and presents important information regarding the epidemiology, risk factors and associated aspects of suicide. This book:

  • Introduces the Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR) and provides instruction on how to use it appropriately in the clinic
  • Features a continued self study program, the Suicide Risk Assessment Guide (SRAG), to assess clinical evaluation skills without running the risk of mishandling a suicidal patient
  • Makes effective use of bulleted lists, tables and flowcharts to describe how to use the many factors to assess the risk of suicide in an individual patient
  • Contains a summary card at the back of the book that provides an "at a glance" guide to the assessment process.
Introduction.

Objectives.

1 Understanding Suicide Risk.

2 Suicide Risk Assessment.

3 Putting it All Together: The Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR).

4 Suicide and Youth.

5 Commonly Encountered Problems in the Evaluation of Suicide Risk.

6 Suicide Prevention.

7 Suicide Intervention.

8 Post-Suicide Interventions.

9 Clinical Vignettes for Group or Individual Study.

Appendices.

1. Suicide Risk Assessment Guide (SRAG).

2. Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR).

3. 6-item Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS).

4. Chehil and Kutcher Clinical Assessment of Adolescent Depression (CAAD).

Index

A practical guide providing tools to recognize, assess, and manage the suicidal or potentially suicidal patient:

  • Presents important information regarding the epidemiology, risk factors and associated aspects of suicide
  • Introduces the Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR) and provides instruction on how to use it appropriately in the clinic
  • Features a continued self study program to assess clinical evaluation skills
  • Bulleted lists, tables and flowcharts to aid the complex assessment of the risk of suicide
  • Contains a summary card at the back of the book providing a quick guide to assessment.