Evaluating suicidal intent in emergency care settings
Christopher Farmer Majors practitioner, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
James Bethel Senior lecturer, University of Wolverhampton
Emergency nurse practitioners should be able to recognise suicidal intent in patients when assessing their Clinical and social histories, say CHRISTOPHER FARMER and JAMES BETHEL
Emergency care staff are responsible for assessing suicidal intent in patients who present to emergency departments (EDs), minor injury units or NHS walk-in centres, as well as some community settings.
Emergency Nurse. 14, 7, 20-24. doi: 10.7748/en2006.11.14.7.20.c4216
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