Does anyone here actually answer these things pertaining to your firearms?
No, can't take it from him; but definitely document using my example from before, document that you are aware of this, that you spoke to the patient about this--ie suicidal thoughts may occur with anti-depressants and especially that you recommend not having the guns in the house until stable and so forth. One way my preceptors have been teaching me have been like I'm on the stand:Uncballzer, the potentially suiciadal patient is one thing, but then, even in that case what will you do if he says yes? You can't take it from him. But just in the social history, I don't believe that is a reasonable question. I certainly don't ask my patients, unless it's to compare notes.