Suicidal patients in the ED: Ethical issues

Terri Schmidt, A. D. Zechnich

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Abstract

Emergency physicians frequently are expected to evaluate and develop treatment plans for potentially suicidal patients. The struggle to prevent someone from self-injury while respecting their personal autonomy is frequently present in the ED, as physicians must decide whether to intervene with a patient who does not seek treatment. The implications of this struggle are discussed in the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-383
Number of pages13
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Suicidal patients in the ED : Ethical issues. / Schmidt, Terri; Zechnich, A. D.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1999, p. 371-383.

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Schmidt, Terri ; Zechnich, A. D. / Suicidal patients in the ED : Ethical issues. In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1999 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 371-383.
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