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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine