- Dr Philip O'Keeffe
- United Kingdom
Effective approaches for bereaved clinicians following client or patient suiicde
My doctoral research (PhD, 2010) showed that each individual clinician's psychological experience in the aftermath of client suicide was unique to that clinician. In other words it was up to that professional to address any related consequences - positive, neutral or negative - for themselves. Although there is a US website devoted to so-called 'clinician survivors of client suicide' I have noted little interest from Northern Irish clinicians in this subject, in my work or in my research findings. I wonder whether any enlightened clinicians who subscribe to the TED ideal have any insights into what underpins this situation - should anything be done about it or is this 'just the way it is'?