Suicide and Civil Litigation

    Volume 19, Issue 2 (April 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1974

    Page Count: 6

    Perr, IN
    Professor of psychiatry and of community medicine, Rutgers Medical School, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, N.J.

    (Received 23 February 1973; accepted 25 July 1973)


    The responsibility of hospitals and physicians for suicide prevention continues to be a major problem confronting the health care professions. Suicide induced litigation was reviewed in 1960 and 1965 [1,2] and my purpose now is to bring up to date some of the conflicting issues characteristic of this problem.

    Paper ID: JFS10170J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10170J

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    Title Suicide and Civil Litigation
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30