Purpose and Background.- Understanding suicide and self-Harm.- The Content of Suicide Risk Assessment.- Suicide Risk Assessment Tool.- Management of Suicidal Patients.- Documentation and Communication.- Suicide Risk Assessment Quality Monitoring.- Appendix A-L.
This book offers mental health clinicians a comprehensive guide to assessing and managing suicide risk. Suicide has now come to be understood as a multidimensionally determined outcome, which stems from the complex interaction of biological, genetic, psychological, sociological and environmental factors. Based on recent evidence and an extensive literature review, the book provides straightforward, essential information that can easily be applied in a wide variety of disciplines.
Dr. Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the clinical and academic leader of Nova Scotia Hospital's Mayflower Unit. The provincial chair of the Nova Scotia Suicide Prevention Task Force, he completed his psychiatry residency training at Dalhousie University and his psychopharmacology research training at Harvard University in 2004. Dr. Sadek is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (DABPN) and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax. Dr. Sadek is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has published two books and several peer-reviewed articles. He has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials and received several awards and grants, including the MBA Alumni Impact Award from St. Mary's University in April 2017.