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Self-injury and Harm Minimisation on Acute Inpatient Wards: Increasing Awareness and Reducing Incidence

Holley, C., Horton, R., Knight, L. and Bradley, Eleanor ORCID: (2012) Self-injury and Harm Minimisation on Acute Inpatient Wards: Increasing Awareness and Reducing Incidence. Nursing Standard, 26 (38). pp. 51-56. ISSN 0029-6570

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Practitioners? attitudes to self-injury vary widely. While some healthcare professionals are comfortable providing advice about safe self-injury in the inpatient setting, others believe they have a duty of care to protect patients from harming themselves, including removing all potentially sharp implements and increasing observation levels. This article describes work undertaken at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to explore self-injurious behaviour in inpatient settings, including staff knowledge and perceptions and service users? experiences. Development of clinical guidelines for safe self-injury is also discussed.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: harm minimisation, mental health, self-harm, self-injury
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Eleanor Bradley
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 04:00

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