Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Psychological Autopsy

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    What are the purposes of a psychological autopsy? Can this tool be useful in assessing risk for suicide?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com April 3, 2020, 8:28 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    The purpose of a psychological autopsy is to understand what a person went through before his or death, such as their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Much of the investigation takes place through documentation, health records, and so forth. Everything that is gathered could take months to obtain, but can help a family live at peace by knowing what truly did happen ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution to this question demonstrates that it will greatly decrease suicide risk, and that the majority of the investigation is done through documentation.