Explain how you would treat a suicidal client, produce ongoing assessments, and follow up with the client and Explain any challenges that might occur and how you might address them.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:57 am ad1c9bdddf
Working with a Suicidal Client
(1) Considering the psychological, biological, and socio-cultural factors associated with suicide, explain how you can determine whether or not a client is suicidal.
Based on the (2002) report from the Center for Disease Control, suicide is a leading cause of death among those aged 15-24 (Berman & Jobes, 1995 as cited in Rutter, 2004). The research shows that there are many aspects to human nature including individual differences, and interactions with the environment that can place a person at risk for suicide. Considering these risk factors, a counselor/practitioner may be able to determine if a client is suicidal or not. For instance, Rutter advocates the need for a combined evaluation of risk factors and demographic variables to make an accurate determination of adolescent suicide ideation. He asserts that the incidence of suicidal risk and/or thoughts is based on such variables as: (a) age, (b) race, (c) educational, (d) family background, (e) socioeconomic level, and (f) sexual orientation. Moreover, according to Rutter, factors such as substance abuse, psychological disorder, and a family history of mental illness make an individual susceptible to suicide.
Additionally, the research suggests that rates of suicidal ideation and/or completion are higher among ethnic groups than Caucasian groups (Capuzzi & Gross, 2007) ...
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Confidentiality When Dealing with Suicidal Client
What are some legal and ethical responsibilities when working with a client who is seriously contemplating suicide? Suppose you are faced with a terminally ill client in the advanced stage of illness that is in a great deal of physical pain. The client indicates to you in a calm, reasonable way that she is going to drive out to an isolated spot in a state park, drink a thermos of margaritas, put on her favorite CD, take out her 9mm automatic, get out of the car, go sit under her favorite tree, make an audio tape telling her family how much she loves them and how she does not want to be a burden on them and then kill herself.
What are some moral view of suicide and concerns?
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