Published: September 2012
This text is essential reading for anyone working with suicidal patients. It covers the biological, genetic, psychological and sociological processes
related to suicidal behaviour. It also presents practical assessments, strategies and treatments for suicidal individuals. Interventions for prevention at
local and national levels are also reviewed.
This comprehensive handbook is packed full with contributions from internationally respected experts in the field, providing this text with a truly
international perspective and unique multidisciplinary approach. Practical and clinical content combine to ensure that this reference guide covers the
foundational content that general mental health practioners require.
Mental health, nursing
Psychiatric nurses of all levels, general nurses, social workers, mental health care workers, GPs and students studying to work in all of these areas.
About the authors
Dr John Cutcliffe is the author of Critiquing Nursing Research, Quay Books number 1 best-selling title. He holds the 'Acadia Professorship of Psychiatric
and Mental Health Nursing' chair at the University of Maine. John has Published: extensively, and is currently Associate Editor for the International
Journal of Mental Health Nursing and Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Dr Jose Santos is President of the Portuguese Suicidology Association.
Scope and contents
Introduction to suicide
Review of policy positions
Separating suicide from self harm
Management, care and engagement
Assessment of suicide risk
Assessment of self harm
Inspiration of hope
Post-discharge interventions and follow-up
Information for family and friends
Case studies and examples