- ReadingsSuicide and Malpractice Liability: Assessing and Revising Policies, Procedures, and Practice in Outpatient Settings
Jobes , D. A., & Berman, A. L. (1993). Suicide and malpractice liability: Assessing and revising policies, procedures, and practice in outpatient settings. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 24(1), 91.
- ReadingsImplementation of Mental Health Service Recommendations in England and Wales and Suicide Rates, 1997–2006: A Cross-sectional and Before-and-after Observational Study
While , D., Bickley, H., Roscoe, A., Windfuhr, K., Rahman, S., Shaw, J., . . . Kapur, N. (2012). Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997–2006: A cross-sectional and before-and-after observational study. The Lancet, 379(9820), 1005–1012.
- ReadingsThis guide from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence aims to improve patient care by giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals and managers to change their practice in line with the latest guidance.
- ToolsThe Clinician Survivor Task Force provides consultation, support, and education to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to assist them in understanding and responding to their personal/professional loss resulting from the suicide death of a patient/client and/or family member.
Chassin , M. R., & Loeb, J. M. (2013). High‐reliability health care: Getting there from here. Milbank Quarterly, 91(3), 459–490.
- ReadingsA Follow-Up Report on Preventing Suicide: Focus on Medical/Surgical Units and the Emergency DepartmentThis Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses risk and contributing factors for suicide in the health care environment, as well as risk reduction strategies for medical/surgical and emergency department settings.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare works with hospitals and health care systems that are committed to being high-reliability organizations and reaching zero on many key health outcomes, including hand washing, surgical site infection, and wrong-side surgery.
This letter can be used and adapted to announce the commitment to improve the care provided to patients who are struggling with suicide and the adoption of the Zero Suicide approach.
The Way Forward report, authored by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, provides recommendations based on evidence-based practices which incorporate personal lived experience of recovery and resilience.
May, E. L. (2013). The Power of zero: Steps toward high reliability healthcare. Healthcare Executive, 28(2), 16.