Assessing suicide risk


Tool focus: Video

Communication topics:
Health behaviour change

Type of tool: Video

Year of publication: .

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
Medical student interviewing a young man who has attempted suicide.

Brief description:
Educational video produced by Oxford University Press (OUP) online resources demonstrating a medical student interviewing a young man who has previously attempted suicide, in a clinical exam (OSCE) setting. The aim of the interview is to assess future risk of self harm. This is one of four scenarios available within the OUP resource centre which discusses the challenges of conducting a psychiatric interview. This resource includes a video, transcript of the interview, mark sheets and feedback with the aim of highlighting both excellent and poor communication skills.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Dealing with strong emotions, Gathering information/listening, Patient perspective

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Access: Public

Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Sandra Winterburn