Developing a clinically meaningful and feasible suicide risk assessment measure for use in Emergency Departments
  My PhD project aims to explore suicide risk assessment practices in emergency settings. The project will involve updating the literature on suicide risk and protective factors by carrying out systematic reviews, as well as assessing current suicide risk assessment practices in Emergency Departments across Scotland. This will be investigated by conducting questionnaires and interviews with Emergency Department clinicians who have previous experience of assessing for suicide risk. Based on the updated risk and protective factor literature, and the current suicide risk assessment practice findings, recommendations for future suicide risk assessment in these settings will be developed while incorporating decision making science.

  • Dates:

    2014 to 2018

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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