Suicide risk assessments: Examining influences on clinicians’ professional judgment.
This study revealed significant variations in clinical judgments of practitioners assessing suicide risk. While scores on standardized risk assessment measures were the strongest predictor of judgments regarding the need for hospitalization to ensure the safety of the patient, other influences included clinician age and levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Mental health clinicians and organizations that employ them should be aware of possible individual influences on professional judgments related to suicide risk. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Marian E. Betz, Michael D. Anestis
This study aimed to ...
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed that most patients were young women who were not suicidal in the true sense because their wounds were not severe. Our study showed a protective role of the barrier tendons (flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor carpi ulnaris), and we suggest careful repair of the barrier tendons to protect neurovascular structures against subsequent cutting events. We found that it was possible to improve the continuity of patient counseling by managing patients through a psychiatric treatment program. PMID: 32453934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
More of a philosophical question than a clinical one, but it's something that I think about sometimes in my work, due to focusing on both suicide (heavily grounded in the belief that all lives are inherently worth continuing) and trauma/violence (grounded in the fact that people sometimes do truly awful things)... How do we manage the fact that some of our clients may be just bad people while still treating them with unconditional positive regard and providing optimal clinical care? I'm... Dealing with the fact that some clients are just... bad people
Condition: Suicide, Attempted Interventions: Other: IPT A Suicide Crisis Intervention; Other: Treatment As Usual Sponsor: Rabin Medical Center Recruiting
Conditions: Depression; Depression Moderate; Depression Severe; Suicidal and Self-injurious Behavior; Suicidal Ideation; Suicide, Attempted Intervention: Sponsors: Charite University, Berlin, Germany; Janssen-Cilag G.m.b.H Not yet recruiting
(Yale School of Public Health) Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers.
A new study looking at hundreds of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide finds that many were bullied before their death, adding to a growing body of evidence showing how bullying can result in deadly consequences.
Publication date: June 2020Source: JACC: Heart Failure, Volume 8, Issue 6Author(s): Jawahar L. Mehta