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Robert I. Simon, MD; May 2003
Suicidal patient who admits having firearm refuses to remove gun from home for nearly 3 months.
Journal Article > Study
Lankshear A, Lowson K, Harden J, Lowson P, Saxby RC. J Adv Nurs. 2008;63:567-575.
Journal Article > Commentary
Mokkenstorm JK, Kerkhof AJFM, Smit JH, Beekman ATF. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018;48:745-754.
Suicide in all settings is considered a sentinel event. This commentary describes an aspirational suicide eradication program. The approach combines direct identification of suicidal behavior and treatment, system-focused process improvements, and organizational safety culture as interdependent strategies for eliminating suicide. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed a suicide attempt on an inpatient medical unit.