Professional Issues

Assessing the Risk for Suicide in Patients With Cancer

Lisa B. Aiello-Laws

CJON 2010, 14(6), 687-691. DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.687-691

The Joint Commission publishes its annual National Patient Safety Goals to guide accredited organizations in addressing high-risk, low-volume concerns related to patient safety. The 2010 list includes a goal to identify patients at risk for suicide, but do oncology nurses need to be concerned about the risk of suicide in patients with cancer?

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