Originally Posted by nancysinatra
That article about suicides among veterans is interesting. Every single thing I see the VA do in response to the suicide problem just looks ridiculous if you ask me. This is true whether it's the "flagged" charts or the endless "suicide risk assessment" check box forms that NEVER influence clinical decision making, or the triplicate phone calls to no shows, or the "treatment plans" that just copy what's in the H&P. Seriously all that paperwork has probably just resulted in VA staff starting to feel suicidal themselves. Not to mention it slows down seeing patients.
Totally agree with this. One of the main reasons I turned down the VA jobs offered to me.