Nowhere in the range of the professional activities of the therapist is he under more intense and significant stress than when he treats the potentially suicidal patient. He may at other times resign himself to leisurely progress in therapy. He may have occasions to feel burned out, dulled, or uninspired by his work. He may at times doubt the value and efficacy of his ministrations. The luxury of such musings disappears when the threat to life intrudes and all the impossibilities of an impossible profession suddenly are heightened.
KeywordsSuicidal Patient Actual Suicide Real Relationship Supportive Dialogue Therapeutic Encounter
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