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Self-harm and suicide: occurrence, risk assessment and management for general nurses

Haddad, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4822-5482 & Young, N. (2022). Self-harm and suicide: occurrence, risk assessment and management for general nurses. Nursing Standard, doi: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11911

Abstract

Suicide is a tragic event that has traumatic and far-reaching effects on families, friends and healthcare professionals, for whom feelings of guilt, blame and regret are common. Although there have been reductions in suicide rates globally and in the UK over past decades, it remains one of the leading causes of death. Assessing and supporting people who present with self-harm and risk of suicide are essential aspects of all nurses’ clinical practice. This article explains the relationship between suicide, self-harm and other risk factors. It also provides guidance for general nurses on evidence-based approaches to managing self-harm and assessing suicide risk collaboratively with service users.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the author accepted manuscript. Please see http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.2022.e11911 for the version of record.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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