Suicidal patients in the ED: Ethical issues

T. A. 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 - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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