Information sharing and suicide prevention: consensus statement

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health; Royal College of Psychiatrists; Royal College of General Practitioners
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
17 January 2014
Subject(s)
Mental health services, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This document provides a consensus statement on sharing information appropriately, within the legal framework, to help prevent suicide. The statement addresses the difficult balance health professionals can face between respecting client confidentiality, whilst at the same time doing everything possible to reduce the risk of suicide and supporting family members.

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