Suicidal patients in the ED: Ethical issues

T. A. Schmidt, A. D. Zechnich

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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