Ethical Considerations in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk

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Description

The detection, prediction, and management of suicidality present a broad array of ethical challenges. The authors discuss ethical approaches to the care of patients at risk for suicide and provide a case vignette.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction
  • Best Practices in Risk Assessment and Management
  • Next Steps – Assessing and Managing Patients at Risk
  • Case Vignette
  • References
  • Ethics Codes, Laws, and Regulations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Rebecca A. Bernert, PhD, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Laura Weiss Roberts, MD, MA, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Address correspondence to Rebecca A. Bernert, PhD, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304; e-mail: Rbernert@stanford.edu

Reprinted with permission from FOCUS, (Copyright 2012). American Psychiatric Association

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Identify the ethical principles that shape the care of patients at risk for suicide.
  • Discuss suicide risk assessment and safety planning using these ethical principles.

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