After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

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After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

Description

This brochure provides health care professionals with tips to enhance care in the emergency department (ED) for people who have attempted suicide. It also provides information on the Health Insurance Portable and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), patient discharge, and resources about suicide for medical professionals, patients, and their families.


This brochure addresses the following topics:


  • Patient care in the ED: Helpful tips
  • Communicating with a patient’s family or other caregiver
  • Communicating with other medical professionals about a patient
  • Patient discharge from the ED: What the ED can do to ease the transition
  • Resources for professionals in the ED
  • Resources for patients and families in the ED

Developer:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Funding Sources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 12/19/12

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