Deliberate self-harm: developing clinical guidelines
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Deliberate self-harm: developing clinical guidelines

Jon Allen Practice Development Adviser/Trainer
Steve Williamson Ward Manager
Carol Gatford Staff nurses, Lister Ward, Wells Road Centre, Nottingham
Annie Worthington Staff nurses, Lister Ward, Wells Road Centre, Nottingham

Nurses in an acute admissions psychiatric ward are using reflective practice to develop clinical guidelines for the management of patients who deliberately self-harm. In this article, they describe the cyclical learning processes and reflective techniques involved.

Nursing Standard. 12, 3, 34-37. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.10.12.3.34.c2483