No-Suicide Contracts

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Identifier EBP2016_poster_ALSUP
Title No-Suicide Contracts
Creator Courtney Alsup; VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Description Suicide among Veterans continues to be an issue of great importance and one of which different aspects of treatment are involved. One treatment is "contracting for safety" which is a contract between a patient and clinician or nurse. No-harm or no-suicide contracts have been widely used by many mental health care providers. The purpose of these contracts is for a patient to agree not to harm him/herself or attempt suicide, and seek help when thoughts may lead to breaking that contract. Although known by many names, the idea of having a patient "contract for safety" through a verbal or written agreement can be less effective and possibly, do more harm than good.
Subject Veterans; Mental Health; No-Harm Contracts; No-Suicide Contracts
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2016
Date Digital 2016
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s64r26gv
Relation is Part of Evidence-Based Nursing 2016
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1399573
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