A patient is admitted to the psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt. The nurse plans to write a suicide prevention contract. To promote compliance and build a trusting relationship with the patient, the contract should:

Be written jointly by the nurse and patient


•A contract written together will promote trust and compliance.

•A contract written by the physician or social worker may not be agreeable with the patient.

•A contract written by the patient may not be agreeable with the staff.

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