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Self-injury and harm minimisation on acute inpatient wards: increasing awareness and reducing incidence

Holley, C and Horton, Rachel and Knight, Lisa and BRADLEY, Eleanor (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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
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Depositing User: Eleanor BRADLEY
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 15:21
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 15:21
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/199

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