Managing Suicide Risk Collaboratively: The CAMS Framework

Introducing Suicide-Focused Treatment

This unit places you in the outpatient clinical setting with Dr. Jobes and at-risk patient Kevin O’Leary. Together, the three of you will partner to apply the CAMS framework to reduce Kevin’s lethality, and see if you can keep him out of the hospital by working together to manage and treat his suicide risk. Unit Three focuses on the initial session of CAMS care, showing you how to best apply the Suicide Status Form (SSF), starting with the assessment sections to fully grasp Kevin’s current lethality. Then, you’ll work with Dr. Jobes and Kevin to co-author a treatment plan that will keep Kevin safe, ideally without hospitalization.


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