Death Due to Suicide in Medical and Surgical Wards
The suicide of patients admitted to non-psychiatric wards of general hospitals is a relatively frequent happening. In the majority of these type of statistics, the amount of this type of fatality is superior to those occurring in psychiatric institutions. This is explained not only because the hospitalization brings with it a threat to the person’s health, but also because of loneliness due to the seperation from customary environment and family. Many times, the hospital staff is not able to substitute or at least compensate the need for affection and emotional stability of the patient, giving more attention to his physical well-being rather than the psychological one.
KeywordsPulmonary Tuberculosis Hospital Staff Emotional Stability Psychiatric Consultation Surgical Ward
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