In many settings, safety concerns for suicide watch often lead to uncomfortable conditions for the person who is on watch. Unwanted outcomes include increased hesitancy to disclose suicide symptoms in order to avoid the restrictions of a suicide safe setting, isolation from others, limited out of cell time, limited possessions in the cell, and limited dietary choices. The presentation reviews the many forms of suicide watch, and describes innovative methods to enhance therapeutic effects without compromising safety.
Differentiate among different levels of suicide watch and associated restrictions using NCCHC standards
Evaluate options available to modify suicide watches
Identify obstacles to effective treatment on suicide watch and strategies to address them