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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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ZANA, Augusta Rodrigues de Oliveira  e  KOVACS, Maria Julia. The psychologist and the care of patients with suicidal ideation or attempt. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.3, pp. 897-921. ISSN 1808-4281.

The care of patients ideating or attempting suicide produces great mobilization on the part of health professionals. Considering clinical practice and the propositions of the Professional Code of Ethics, ethical dilemmas and questions on how to proceed arise. This article aims to verify how psychologists cope with these patients in their clinical care, as well as the ethical issues involved. A qualitative approach was employed. Interviews were conducted with three clinical psychologists, who accepted to participate on the study and were attending or had attended patient(s) ideating or attempting suicide. It was possible to observe how suicide mobilizes psychologists in their personal and professional point of view. The breach of secrecy considering the Psychology Code of Ethics was discussed as a possibility. All participants pointed out their concerns about the therapeutical bond and their patient's care, which stress the complexity of this issue.

Palavras-chave : Suicide; Psychologist; Code of Ethics.

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