University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Reducing Suicide Risk: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emergency Department

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Emergency departments (ED) are prime locations for identifying individuals at high risk of suicide and for making life-saving interventions. In an ideal scenario, all ED patients at risk of suicide could be identified and connected with effective, feasible interventions, and this would occur in a supportive system not overburdened by screening or assessment requirements. In this review, we focus on challenges to achieving this ideal--along with potential solutions--at the level of patients, providers, the ED environment, and the larger health care system. .

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;68(6):758-765. Epub 2016 Jul 21. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of emergency medicine

PubMed ID

27451339