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A multidisciplinary approach to therapeutic risk management of the suicidal patient

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2015
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Title
A multidisciplinary approach to therapeutic risk management of the suicidal patient
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2015
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s50529
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Authors

Cynthia Grant, Jaimie Lusk

Abstract

As health care trends toward a system of care approach, providers from various disciplines strive to collaborate to provide optimal care for their patients. While a multidisciplinary approach to suicide risk assessment and management has been identified as important for reducing suicidality, standardized clinical guidelines for such an approach do not yet exist. In this article, the authors propose the adoption of the therapeutic risk management of the suicidal patient (TRMSP) to improve suicide risk assessment and management within multidisciplinary systems of care. The TRMSP, which has been fully articulated in previous articles, involves augmenting clinical risk assessment with structured instruments, stratifying risk in terms of both severity and temporality, and developing and documenting a safety plan. Augmenting clinical risk assessments with reliable and valid structured instruments serves several functions, including ensuring important aspects of suicide are addressed, establishing a baseline for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, facilitating interprofessional communication, and mitigating risk. Similarly, a two-dimensional risk stratification qualifying suicide risk in terms of both severity and temporality can enhance communication across providers and settings and improve understanding of acute crises in the context of chronic risk. Finally, safety planning interventions allow providers and patients to collaboratively create a personally meaningful plan for managing a suicidal crisis that can be continually modified across time with multiple providers in different care settings. In a busy care environment, the TRMSP can provide concrete guidance on conducting clinically and medicolegally sound suicide risk assessment and management. This collaborative and comprehensive process would potentially improve care of patients with suicidality, optimize clinical resources, decrease unnecessary and costly admissions, and mitigate medicolegal risk. The TRMSP may serve as a foundation for building a standardized, collaborative, stepped-care approach that patients, individual providers, and the health care system can all benefit from.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 36 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 22%
Other 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 8 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 28%
Psychology 7 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 8 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2015.
All research outputs
#2,800,349
of 5,276,531 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#90
of 168 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#102,941
of 186,242 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#3
of 6 outputs
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