Author | Christos Ballas, MD


How to Write a Suicide Note: Practical Tips for Documenting the Evaluation of a Suicidal Patient

May 01, 2007

Proper suicide assessment is probably the most important part of a clinician's job; appropriately, heavy emphasis is placed on this in our education. Unfortunately, psychiatrists receive comparatively little practical guidance in documenting the history and physical examination (H&P) of a suicidal patient.