Attitudes to patients who present with suicidal behaviour
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Attitudes to patients who present with suicidal behaviour

Vicki May A&E Sister, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Cantebury

Vicki May reviews the results of a project which looked at the attitudes of A&E staff towards patients presenting with suicidal behaviour

There are national and local concerns regarding the increase in A&E attendance for people with suicidal behaviour. This project aimed to see whether there was any change in multiprofessional A&E staff attitudes towards those who present with suicidal behaviour when provided with an information pack and a series of three notice board displays. Two phases of data were collected using a questionnaire.

Emergency Nurse. 9, 4, 26-32. doi: 10.7748/en2001.

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