02.05.2013: Dr Ruth Cullen writes in The Irish Independent – Teen’s campaign shows true compassion (Letters)

02.05.2013: Dr Ruth Cullen writes in The Irish Independent – Teen’s campaign shows true compassion (Letters)

02.05.2013: Dr Ruth Cullen writes in The Irish Independent – Teen’s campaign shows true compassion (Letters)

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The debate in relation to the request for abortion where a woman says she is suicidal should also include the fact that assessment of suicidal risk is more typically carried out where a patient is known to a psychiatrist/psychologist.

Risk factors include issues such as whether a person has a history of self- harm or trying to kill themselves previously, whether they have made a plan, whether they have any hope for the future, what type of social supports the person has around them and so on.

 

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