Suicide Risk Assessment: Reducing Liability and Improving Outcomes
This presentation helps practitioners and others understand suicide from a risk management perspective. The incidence of suicide is on the rise, and it is important for practitioners to understand how to assess risk among various populations and develop plans with patients to mitigate these risks. This presentation also reviews how liability works in legal settings and how to reduce the chance of malpractice. It also discusses standards of care regarding assessment and documentation, with some focus on firearms and risk assessment as an important risk mitigation strategy. This presentation will also review how to incorporate thinking of safety nets in risk reduction strategies.