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Título : The impact of patient suicide on psychiatric unit teams [La crisis de una unidad médico psiquiátrica ante un intento suicida]
Autor: Agraz, F.P.
Garcia, R.R.
Hernandez, R.I.G.
Rodriguez, B.B.
Fecha de publicación : 2007
Resumen : Suicide attempts and suicides are fifty times more frequent at psychiatric hospitals. The aim of this work was to evaluate the impact of a lethal suicide attempt on both mental health professionals and patients attending a psychiatric centre. An opportunity study was made by means of opinion questionnaires, a brief suicide risk evaluation, and with both Beck's suicide ideation and hopelessness scales. Results show that mental health professionals informed a medium training level to cope with this kind of events; those who observed a suicide attempt were more affected personally than those who did not; and their main needs were related to job security and a specific training to act when a suicide attempt occurs. Although patients showed a significant improvement fifteen days later, a clinical and statistical increase of hopelessness was also reported (7.3+5.74 vs. 14.88+2.26; t=4.20, gl=8, p=.003). We can conclude that work organization plays a crucial role in the impact of suicide attempts, which is usually negative and affects both patients and mental health professionals.
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/71388
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