Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach

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From our regular book review column.

Suicide is a preventable death. Managing its risk is one of the biggest clinical challenges for all health professionals. With the ever-shrinking length of inpatient care and with the evergrowing watch on utilization of care, the challenge of managing suicidal risk keeps rising. Clinicians are always looking for tools that will allow them to be objective in their assessment and collaborative in their clinical approach with patients.

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(5):869-870