An evidence-based approach to managing suicidal patients in the patient-centered medical home.

Authors, Primary Bryan,Craig J.;Corso,Kent A.;Macalanda,Jennifer
Title Primary An evidence-based approach to managing suicidal patients in the patient-centered medical home.
Periodical Full Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Pub Year 2002
Volume 21
issue 3
Start Page 269-281
Abstract Primary care is a critical setting for suicide prevention because it is often the first and only source of mental health care for the U.S. general population. It is also important because suicidal patients report a greater number of somatic complaints and make more frequent medical visits compared to nonsuicidal patients. Models for managing suicide within primary care have recently arisen, yet no models have been proposed for use within the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a primary care model that integrates behavioral health into its practice. The authors suggest a chronic disease model for the management of suicide risk in the PCMH along with collaborative strategies that may include suicide screening and targeted assessment, warm hand-offs, cognitive-behavioral interventions, routine collaborative medication management, and means restriction counseling. The current paper advises how those within the PCMH can adapt and implement evidence-based practices to manage suicide. Finally, the authors discuss a case example illustrating these evidence-based and collaborative methods. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
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Author/Address Corso, Kent A.: kentcorso@gmail.com
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Patient-Centered Care;Implementation
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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