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The role of different professions in managing the suicide behaviour of their clients has an extensive literature.

Most professional organisations publish policy documents and protocols to encourage good practice and to facilitate clinical training.



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  • King, A., Kovan, R., London, R., & Bongar, B. (1999). Toward a standard of care for treating suicidal outpatients: A survey of social workers' beliefs about appropriate treatment behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 29, 347-352.
  • Murphy, G.E. (1975a). The physician's responsibility for suicide. I. An error of commission. Annals of Internal Medicine, 82, 301-304.
  • Murphy, G.E. (1975b). The physician's responsibility for suicide. II. Errors of omis-sion. Annals of Internal Medicine, 82, 305-309.
  • World Health Organization. (2000a). Preventing suicide: A resource for general physicians (WHO/MNH/MBD/00.1). Geneva: World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health.
  • World Health Organization. (2000b). Preventing suicide: A resource for media professionals (WHO/MNH/MBD/00.2). Geneva: World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health.
  • World Health Organization. (2000c). Preventing suicide: A resource for primary health care workers (WHO/MNH/MBD/00.4). Geneva: World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health.

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