58099 - Improving clinical evaluations of suicide risk and their relationship to care planning

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Mental health clinicians are often in the position of having to assess risk for suicidal behavior, yet we know little about how they make these judgments. By better understanding the factors that go into the clinical risk assessments, as well as the accuracy of these assessments, we can improve clinical education, assessment, and care management. Dr. Buckingham will use a unique database from the United Kingdom called the Galatean Risk and Safety Tool (GriST, www.egrist.org) to statistically examine the clinical judgments related to 30,000 detailed risk profiles that include clinical and general information. He will analyze the assessments in relation to information regarding later Serious Untoward Incidents (SUI) that involve suicide and suicidal behavior and will compare assessments of people with SUI with people who did not carry out any suicidal behavior. This is a unique opportunity to learn about how we can better assess suicide risk.
Project websitehttps://www.afsp.org/research/our-researchers/all-grants/christopher-buckingham-ph.d

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