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Suicide Assessment

  • James Binder
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Abstract

The following prerequisite interviewing skills need to be mastered before role-playing suicidal assessments: maintain a slow pace, elicit feelings, empathic summary, feeling response, self-awareness, clarify vague answers, open-ended inquiry, validity tools for increasing accuracy, and transitional statements.

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Suicidal Behavior Primary Care Clinician Suicidal Thinking Suicidal State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Binder
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cabin Creek Health SystemsDawesUSA
  2. 2.Marshall University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA

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