Scenarios presented to survey respondents.
|Scenario one described Trevor, a recently retired 68-year-old male, involved in a car accident under the influence of alcohol. His history included recent depression with GP management, increased alcohol intake, and discussions about suicide with his wife. || |
|Scenario two was the low risk test scenario and described Mary, a 22-year-old female who lives with her mother, presenting to ED after cutting herself following an incident with a coworker. Since seeing a counsellor, her self-harming had been happening less often. || |
|Scenario three described Aaron, a 35-year-old male with Down’s syndrome, brought into ED by his mother, who was reluctant to have him admitted. Aaron had been hitting his head against a brick wall, saying that his recently deceased father was telling him to kill himself. He had been diagnosed with depression but refused medication. || |
|Scenario four was the high risk test scenario and described Gayle, a 39-year-old mother of four young children, with a history of childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse, and psychiatric issues. She was brought into ED after her eldest child found her under the influence of alcohol with a noose. || |
|Scenario five described Alan, a 36-year-old man, with a history of schizophrenia, persistent delusions, and recent medication noncompliance and negative thoughts. He lived in a supported residential service (SRS), where he had been stockpiling his medication with plans to overdose, and presented to ED with his new case manager. || |