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Assessing Suicidal Risk 

Assessing Suicidal Risk
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Assessing Suicidal Risk
Author(s):

Kenneth S. Pope

and Melba J. T. Vasquez

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199845491.003.0005
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date: 22 September 2017

Chapter 5 outlines how to assess the risk of suicide, 22 risk factors for suicide (including, but not limited to, indirect statements and behavioral signs, clinical syndromes, religion, bereavement, health status, rigid thinking, and release from hospitalization), and important components of a valid, effective assessment (unspoken aspects, specifics, protective factors, ethical and legal responsibilities, cultural religious and other personal values, documentation and continuing competence).

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