Self-harm: reviewing psychological assessment in emergency departments
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Self-harm: reviewing psychological assessment in emergency departments

Lynette Arbuthnot Specialist nurse practitioner in emergency care, Antrim Hospital
Mark Gillespie Lecturer in nursing, University of Ulster

Specialist nurse practitioners can help introduce, through change theory, triage systems that cater for patients who have self-harmed, say LYNETTE ARBUTHNOT and MARK GILLESPIE

Self-harm, described as a behaviour not an illness (Isacsson and Rich 2001), is a complex issue with much debate surrounding its cause and treatment (McAllister 2003 and Freeman 2002, Redley 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 12, 10, 20-24. doi: 10.7748/en2005.03.12.10.20.c1389

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